Sho Watanabe (Japanese : 渡辺翔) is a Japanese wheelchair racer, who won the 2017 Tokyo Marathon, came second at the 2020 Tokyo Marathon, and came third at the 2017 New York City Marathon.
Watanabe is from Fukuoka, Japan.
Watanabe came second in the 10,000 metres T54 race at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships.Watanabe won the 2017 Tokyo Marathon, beating race favourite Marcel Hug. In the same year, Watanabe finished third at the 2017 New York City Marathon. At the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London, Watanabe, Tomoki Suzuki, Yuki Nishi, and Hitoshi Matsunaga won the 4 × 400 metres relay T53/T54 race, by virtue of being the only finishers.
He finished second at the 2019 Singapore Marathon behind countryman Kota Hokonuie.Watanabe came second at the 2020 Tokyo Marathon behind fellow Japanese competitor Tomoki Suzuki. At the 2020 London Marathon, Watanabe was involved in a six-person sprint finish for the victory, and finished fourth. Watanabe finished in 1:36:08, exactly the same time as Marcel Hug who finished third. The next year, he finished seventh at the 2021 London Marathon.
David Russell Weir is a British Paralympic wheelchair athlete. He has won a total of six gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games, and has won the London Marathon on eight occasions. He was born with a spinal cord transection that left him unable to use his legs.
Tatyana McFadden is an American Paralympic athlete of Russian descent competing in the category T54. McFadden has won twenty Paralympic medals in multiple Summer Paralympic Games.
El Salvador first competed in the Paralympic Games at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, Australia. It has participated in the Summer Paralympic Games every four years since that time. El Salvador has never taken part in the Winter Paralympics, and until Tokyo 2020, no Salvadorian had won a Paralympic medal. In 2021, Herbert Aceituno became the first athlete to win a medal, earning bronze in powerlifting at the 59 kg category.
Madison de Rozario is an Australian Paralympic athlete and wheelchair racer who specialises in sprint, middle and long-distance events in the T53 classification. She competed at the 2008 Beijing, 2012 London, 2016 Rio and 2020 Tokyo Summer Paralympics, winning two gold medals, three silver and a bronze. She has also won ten medals at the World Para Athletics Championships and two gold at the Commonwealth Games. De Rozario holds the world record in the Women's 800m T53 and formerly in the Women's 1500m T53/54.
Marcel Eric Hug is a Paralympian athlete from Switzerland competing in category T54 wheelchair racing events. Hug, nicknamed 'The Silver Bullet', has competed in four Summer Paralympic Games for Switzerland, winning two bronze medals in his first Games in Athens in 2004. In 2010 he set four world records in four days, and at the 2011 World Championships he won a gold in the 10,000 metres and four silver medals, losing the gold in three events to long term rival David Weir. This rivalry continued into the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, where Hug won two silvers, in the 800m and the marathon. In the 2013 World Championships Hug dominated the field, winning five golds and a silver. During the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio, Hug was one of the most consistent competitors in the T54 class, winning two golds, in the 800 m and marathon, and two silvers medals, in the 1500m and 5000m.
Rheed McCracken is an Australian Paralympic athletics competitor. He named the 2012 Junior Athlete of the Year as part of the Australian Paralympian of the Year Awards. He represented Australia at the 2020 London Paralympics, 2016 Rio Paralympics and 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, where he has won three silver and two bronze medals.
Brent Lakatos is a Canadian wheelchair racer in the T53 classification. Lakatos has represented Canada at three Summer Paralympics, and at the 2012 Games he won three silver medals in the sprint and mid-distance events. In 2013 Lakatos reached the pinnacle of his sport when he collected four gold medals at the IPC Athletics World Championships and became world champion at his classification in the 100m, 200m and 400m events.
Samuel Harrison Carter is a Paralympic athlete, who competes in 100m, 200m, 400m T54 events. He has represented Australia at the 2016 Rio Paralympics and 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
Daniel Romanchuk is an American Paralympic athlete who competes primarily in wheelchair racing events. He won the Chicago Marathon on October 7, 2018; just under a month later, he became the first American to win the men's wheelchair race at the New York City Marathon, as well as the youngest winner in the history of the wheelchair event in New York.
Susannah Scaroni is an American Paralympic athlete. She won the gold medal in the women's 5000 metres T54 event at the 2020 Summer Paralympics held in Tokyo, Japan. She also represented the United States at the 2012 Summer Paralympics and at the 2016 Summer Paralympics.
The 2020 London Marathon was the 40th running of the annual marathon race in London, United Kingdom, which took place on 4 October 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the race was postponed from 26 April and only allowed elite participants; the mass participation event was cancelled. The event used a different course from usual, consisting of multiple laps around St James's Park.
Nikita den Boer is a Dutch wheelchair racer. She won the bronze medal in the women's marathon T54 event at the 2020 Summer Paralympics held in Tokyo, Japan.
Margriet van den Broek is a Dutch wheelchair racer. In 2018, she won the gold medal in the women's 800 metres T54 event at the 2018 World Para Athletics European Championships held in Berlin, Germany. She also won the silver medal in the women's 5000 metres T54 event and the bronze medal in the women's 1500 metres T54 event.
Tsubasa Kina is a Japanese wheelchair racer, who won the women's wheelchair race at the 2020 Tokyo Marathon, and came third at the 2018 Tokyo Marathon. She is the national record holder in the women's wheelchair marathon.
Jenna Fesemyer is an American wheelchair racer. She won a gold and a silver medal at the 2019 Parapan American Games held in Lima, Peru. She also represented the United States at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.
The 2021 London Marathon was the 41st running of the annual London Marathon on 3 October 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the race was postponed from April until October to maximise the chances of a mass participation event.
Tomoki Suzuki is a Japanese wheelchair racer, who won the 2020 Tokyo Marathon, came second at the 2015 Tokyo Marathon and 2018 Tokyo Marathons, and came third at the 2017 Tokyo and 2019 London Marathons. Suzuki competed in multiple events at the 2020 Summer Paralympics, and won a bronze medal in the mixed 4 × 100 metres relay.
Nathan Maguire is a British wheelchair racer. He won multiple medals at both the 2018 and 2021 World Para Athletics European Championships, and also won the 2021 British Athletics Championships 400 metres mixed class race. Maguire competed in the 4 × 400 metres relay T53/T54 at the 2016 Summer Paralympics, and competed in the 400 metres T54, 800 metres T54 and mixed 4 × 100 metres relay events at the delayed 2020 Summer Paralympics. He was part of the British team that won a silver medal in the 2020 Paralympic mixed 4 × 100 metres relay. He also competed for England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Aaron Pike is an American athlete who competes in wheelchair racing, biathlon and cross-country skiing. He has competed at the 2012, 2016 and 2020 Summer Paralympics, and the 2014 and 2018 Winter Paralympics. Pike finished third at the 2021 Chicago Marathon, and fourth at the 2018 and 2019 New York City Marathons and the 2021 Boston Marathon.
Yen Hoang is an American wheelchair racer, who won two medals at the 2019 Parapan American Games. She came second at the 2021 Chicago Marathon and third at the 2021 Boston Marathon, and competed at the delayed 2020 Summer Paralympics.