Ernst van Dyk

Ernst van Dyk South Africa

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

RACE HISTORY

Career Highlights

Year Event Time PLACE
2018  United Airlines NYC Half  53:12  1st 
2017  Boston Marathon
1:18:04 2nd
2014  Boston Marathon  1:20:36 1st
2013  Bank of America Chicago Marathon  1:30:37 1st
2004 Boston Marathon 1:18:27 1st

NYRR RACE HISTORY

Year Event Place Time
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

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