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2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Wheelchair Elite: Daniel Romanchuk

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    2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Wheelchair Elite: Daniel Romanchuk
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    Daniel Romanchuk of the United States wins the Wheelchair division at the Chicago Marathon in Chicago,on October 7, 2018. - British athletics star Mo Farah won the Chicago Marathon men's title on Sunday in an unofficial time of 2hr 5min 11sec, shattering a European record with a spectacular finishing surge. The world and Olympic 5,000 and 10,000-meter champion became the first British man to capture the event since Paul Evans in 1996.The 35-year-old Somalia-born Briton claimed the biggest victory since he turned his attention to the distance a year ago to defeat Ethiopia's Mosinet Geremew by 13 seconds with Japan's Suguru Osako third in 2:05:50.Kenya's Brigid Kosgei won the women's title in 2:18:35, also a personal best. Ethiopia's Roza Dereje was second in 2:21:18 with compatriot Shure Demise third in 2:22:15. (Photo by JIM YOUNG / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images)

    Daniel Romanchuk seized his first AbbottWMM win in Chicago last fall and he has been invincible ever since.

    Name: Daniel Romanchuk 

    Country of Origin: U.S.A.

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    He finished 2018 by becoming the first American male and the youngest athlete to win the wheelchair competition at the TCS New York City Marathon, and he welcomed 2019 with a runner-up finish in Tokyo and a pair of crowns at both the Boston and London marathons. His Boston win came with an added bonus: a new PR, 1:21:36. The London Marathon also doubled as the World Para-athletics Marathon Championships so Romanchuk added “marathon world champion” to his long list of accomplishments.

    More About Daniel Romanchuk

    Romanchuk is a current member of the University of Illinois Wheelchair Racing Team. Outside of running, he has competed at the national level in para-swimming and the para-triathlon.

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