Ernst, well done. jy het steeds puik presteer en dit wys daars nog baie murg in daai pype van jou. gaan net voort my vriend, en die suksesse sal daar wees, in aanloop tot die 2012 Paralimpics
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So close for Ernst
- Updated: April 19, 2011
Just one second stood between our Paralympic star Ernst van Dyk and a 10th Boston Marathon wheelchair victory after Monday’s race in the United States.
Van Dyk won nine of the last 10 men’s wheelchair races, his run broken by yesterday’s winner, Masazumi Soejima of Japan.
Soejima also won in 2007. Lying third in the final stretch the Japanese athlete produced a frantic sprint for the line to edge out Van Dyk and Australian Kurt Fearnley.
The winning time was 1hr 18min 50sec, with Fearnley and Van Dyk both being credited with 1:18:51 in second and third place respectively. One place back was former South African Krige Schabort, now based in the United States.
Van Dyk still holds on to the world record though, his 1:18:17 set in his 2004 victory. ÔÇ£I gave it my best, but what┬áa race. What┬áa finish,ÔÇØ┬áVan Dyk told WBZ-TV after the┬árace.┬áÔÇØIt was great, I’m very happy for Soejima that he finally won again here.ÔÇØ