Cassidy wheels to Chicago Marathon win

Ottawa's Josh Cassidy (Tony Caldwell/Ottawa Sun)

Ottawa's Josh Cassidy (Tony Caldwell/Ottawa Sun)

, Last Updated: 1:23 AM ET

Ottawa’s Josh Cassidy won the wheelchair division of the Chicago Marathon Sunday.

 

The 27-year-old finished in one hour, 32 minutes, 58 seconds — 85 seconds ahead of runner-up Adam Bleakney.

“Honour to win in this beautiful city,” Cassidy tweeted following his victory. “Was a cold one and a tough one.”

It was the second major U.S. victory this year for Cassidy, who set a world record at the Boston Marathon in the spring.

However, he had a disappointing Paralympics in London, failing to reach the podium. His top finish was a fifth in the 800 metres.

“The Games were tough for me,” Cassidy said at the Chicago post-race press conference.

“I’ve just been trying to keep busy (since then) and moving forward.”

— Sun staff 


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