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Manuela  Schär

Born: 5 December 1984

Marathon best: 1:28:17, Boston 2017

London Marathon record

  • 2014 ➥ 2nd 1:46:44
  • 2015 ➥ 2nd 1:43:56
  • 2016 ➥ 2nd 1:44:15
  • 2017 ➥ 1st 1:39:57
  • 2018 ➥ 4th 1:43:01’
  • 2019 ➥ 1st 1:44:09
  • 2020 ➥ 2nd 1:41:29

Abbott World Marathon Majors record

  • Series X:2nd
  • Series XI: 1st
  • Series XII: 1st 

Marathons in major championships

Paralympics:

  • 2016 ➥ 6th 1:38:46

Worlds:

  • 2013 ➥ 1st 1:49:45
  • 2015 ➥ 2nd 1:43:56
  • 2019 ➥ 1st 1:44:09

Notes:  Manuela Schär is the two-time London Marathon winner, course record holder, world record holder and the World Marathon Majors Series XI and XII winner. She became the fastest woman marathon racer of all time when she clocked 1:28:17 in Boston in 2017, beating the previous best by almost six minutes, and in Oita last November broke her own official world record by a minute in 1:35:42. She has won two world championship titles and  in total she has two Boston, four Berlin, two Chicago, two New York and two Tokyo Marathon victories to her name. In 2017, she smashed the London course record to become the first woman under 1:40 in the British capital. She was injured in an accident in 1993 and started wheelchair sport at 14.