Canada’s Brent Lakatos has dominated wheelchair racing’s dash distances for the higher a part of a decade.
On Sunday, the 40-year-old from Dorval, Que., pulled away from the sphere in a dash end down The Mall at St. James Park to win the London Marathon.
Lakatos, drenched from racing in drizzling rain, completed in a single hour 46 minutes 4 seconds.
The 2018 Berlin Marathon champion has gained seven Paralympic medals and 11 world monitor titles in each distance between the 100 and 800 metres.
Lakatos, who lives and trains in Longborough, England, together with his spouse and Paralympian Stephanie Reid, is an engineering grad from the College of Texas, and competed Sunday in an aerodynamically-improved racing chair he’d made with the assistance of a 3D designer.
The Canadian denied Nice Britain’s David Weir a ninth London Marathon win. Weir completed two seconds behind Lakatos.
In 2019, Lakatos gained two gold medals and a silver on the World Para Athletics Championships for a complete of 18 podium finishes, together with 13 gold, in his profession.
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Lakatos is hoping to make a fifth Summer season Video games look on the Tokyo Paralympics subsequent summer time.
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“I completely love racing,” Lakatos advised Athletics Canada earlier than Sunday’s race. “I’ve been wanting ahead to the London Marathon all summer time.”
Lakatos additionally stated his coaching had elevated main into Sunday’s occasion.
“My coaching has been going fairly nicely just lately, which has given me a whole lot of confidence. When my confidence is excessive, I imagine that I can tackle the world and win.”