Ernst van Dyk
Ernst Van Dyk has won the Boston Marathon a record 10 times, including six consecutive victories from 2001 to 2006. He recorded what was then a world-best time in the marathon in his 2004 victory, finishing in 1:18:27, and in 2017 set a new marathon personal-best time of 1:18:04 as he crossed the line a split second after winner Marcel Hug.
Van Dyk won the 2005 New York City Marathon after finishing as the runner-up in 2002 and 2003. He repeated his winning feat in 2015, taking the title after two consecutive years of finishing within one second of the winner. He kicked off 2018 with a record fourth win at the United Airlines NYC Half, posting a time of 53:12 on a bitterly cold March day. A month later, he placed second at the Boston Marathon in 1:47:14.
Van Dyk has represented South Africa in every Paralympics since 1992 and won a bronze medal in the marathon at the Beijing 2008 Games. At the Rio 2016 Games, he finished sixth in the marathon while also winning a gold medal in the 60-kilometer handcycling road race. A week later, he took second at the BMW Berlin Marathon, finishing two seconds behind Hug in 1:29:53.
In 2006, van Dyk was honored at the Laureus World Sports Awards as the Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability. He and his wife Suzanne have two daughters, Lexi and Sunei. Van Dyk owns Enabled Sport, a para-sports equipment company.
- Date of Birth Apr 4, 1973
- Age 46
- Gender Male
- Country South Africa
- Residence Paarl, South Africa
|2018||United Airlines NYC Half||53:12||1st|
|2013||Bank of America Chicago Marathon||1:30:37||1st|
|2019||2019 United Airlines NYC Half||2||0:52:08|
|2018||TCS New York City Marathon 2018||12||1:51:09|
|2018||2018 United Airlines NYC Half||1||0:53:12|
|2017||TCS New York City Marathon 2017||4||1:39:56|
|2017||2017 United Airlines NYC Half||1||0:47:28|
|2016||TCS New York City Marathon 2016||4||1:40:08|
|2016||United Airlines NYC Half 2016||1||0:47:37|
|2015||TCS New York City Marathon 2015||1||1:30:54|
|2015||United Airlines NYC Half 2015||1||0:48:54|
|2014||TCS New York City Marathon 2014||2||1:30:56|
|2013||ING New York City Marathon 2013||7||1:40:14|
|2010||2010 ING New York City Marathon||8||1:47:10|
|2009||2009 ING New York City Marathon||1:44:20|
|2005||2005 ING New York City Marathon||1||1:31:11|
|2004||2004 ING New York City Marathon||1:40:41|
|2003||2003 New York City Marathon||2||1:35:36|