Parkland Student Wins Boston Marathon Men's Wheelchair Race
Daniel Romanchuk first in US to win the marathon men's wheelchair race since 1993
A Parkland College student has won the Boston Marathon wheelchair division.
Daniel Romanchuk, 20, is the first American man to win the Boston Marathon wheelchair division since 1993 and the youngest to have done so thus far. He won the race in 1 hour, 21 minutes and 36 seconds, repeating a feat he accomplished at the New York Marathon in November and the Chicago Marathon in October. Last year, Romanchuk also placed third in marathons in Boston and London.
"We extend our congratulations to Daniel Romanchuk on winning the Boston Marathon today," said Parkland spokesperson Stephanie Stuart. "His accomplishment is an inspiration to our campus community and is a testament to the limitless potential of community college students across the country. We look forward to celebrating with him when he returns home."
A freshman currently enrolled at Parkland, Romanchuk intends to transfer to the University of Illinois. He currently trains and competes with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Wheelchair Racing Team.