BOSTON (AP) -- South African Ernst Van Dyk left no doubt in the men's wheelchair race of the Boston Marathon.
Last year, Van Dyk failed in his bid for a record seventh straight Boston Marathon victory, losing to Japan's Masazumi Soejima. This year, he led from start to finish to win Boston for the seventh time in 1 hour, 26 minutes, 49 seconds.
It was the second slowest time in his seven victories.
He won by a huge margin. No one was near him when he crossed the finish line on Boylston Street.