- Are Wheelchair Racers Faster Than Runners?
- Do Wheelchair Marathoners Have Legs?
- How Do Wheelchair Racers Push?
- Wheelchair Marathon Time
- Wheelchair Marathon World Record
- Wheelchair Boston Marathons
- The Fastest Wheelchair Racers In The World
- How To Train Like A Wheelchair Race
- Who Won The Wheelchair Boston Marathon?
- How Many Wheelchairs Are In The Boston Marathon?
No definitive answer exists to this question as it depends on a number of individual factors. In general, pushing a wheelchair in a marathon is likely to be more difficult than running the same distance, as it requires more upper body strength and endurance. However, some wheelchair users may find that they can maintain a higher average speed when pushing a wheelchair than when running, making the overall marathon time similar or even shorter. Additionally, some wheelchair users may have a training and racing partner to help with the pushing, which can make the task easier. Ultimately, it is impossible to say definitively which is harder without knowing the specific circumstances of the person attempting each feat.
On June 23, a new marathon record for wheelchair-pushing runners was set in Montreal, Canada. The winner of the Montreal Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon was Sebastian Roulier, who completed the marathon in 3:01:24. In the back seat, Marie-Michelle Fortin, 22, was in a wheelchair designed specifically for runners. Roulier intends to submit all of the documentation in order to obtain Guinness World Records.