Runners to watch in the Boston Marathon
Wakako TsuchidaNumber: W101
Personal Best: Oita, 2001 - 1:38:32
Boston Marathon: Winner of last 4 women's wheelchair races. 2010 time: 1:43:32.
Of Note: Tsuchida, Japans first womens professional wheelchair athlete, captured her fourth straight Boston Marathon title in the womens wheelchair division last year. This will be her seventh Boston Marathon. In each of the last four years she has won by at least three minutes. She has won the Oita Marathon four times (1999, 2001, 2002, 2003) and the Honolulu Marathon twice (2003, 2005).