Record-holder van Dyk won men’s wheelchair division at Marathon

Ernst Van Dyk, of South Africa, breaks the tape to win the men's wheelchair division of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Ernst Van Dyk, of South Africa, breaks the tape to win the men's wheelchair division of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — Ernst van Dyk of South Africa has won the men’s wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon for a record 10th time.

The 41-year-old crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 20 minutes, 36 seconds.

Van Dyk holds the record for most all-categories Boston Marathon wins. This was his first win at this race since 2010.

Van Dyk finished 38 seconds ahead of two Japanese racers. Kota Hokinoue finished less than a wheel length ahead of Masazumi Soejima, with both recording a time of 1:21:14.

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