Van Dyk edged off the podium in New York

 
Updated: November 6, 2016


Wheelchair racer Ernst van Dyk finished fourth at the New York City Marathon on Sunday in 1:40:08.

Van Dyk, the defending champion, was more than four minutes off the pace of Swiss winner Marcel Hug (1:35:49), though the ever-consistent veteran delivered another superb effort and narrowly missed out on third place in a sprint finish.

The women’s wheelchair race was won by Tatyana McFadden of the United States in 1:47:43.

World champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie of Eritrea won the overall able-bodied title at the World Marathon Majors contest in 2:07:51 and Mary Keitany of Kenya earned her third straight win in the women’s event in 2:24:26.