Zachary Stinson and Alicia Dana defend their Boston Marathon titles

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Stinson and Dana are now three-time champions.

Zachary Stinson. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

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Zachary Stinson and Alicia Dana defended their Boston Marathon handcycling titles

They are both three-time champions. Stinson finished the 2024 race on Monday with a time of 1:02:12.

The time was more than nine minutes faster than his time of 1:11:51 which secured him victory last year.

Stinson is a double amputee who lost his legs after stepping on improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan while serving in the Marines.

He began competing in 2012, starting with the Marine Corps Marathon. He has now won three of the last four Boston Marathon hand cycling titles.

Dana told WCVB earlier this week that she plans to retire after racing. She completed the course Monday in 1:15:20, breaking the course record she set last year.

The Vermont native was paralyzed from the waist down in an accident at age 17 in 1986 after falling from a tree.

She was a member of the U.S. Paralympic national cycling team in 2001 before taking a break from the sport to raise her daughter. She returned in 2011 and won two Olympic medals with Team USA before winning her first Boston Marathon in 2018.


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