Swiss wheelchair athlete Marcel Hug had a year to remember in 2016 winning his first two Paralympic titles and becoming the first man to complete the marathon Grand Slam. In his fourth Paralympic Games, and after multiple attempts, he finally won gold not once, but twice winning the 800 metres and marathon T54 events. He also won silver medals in the 1,500 and 5,000 metres. As impressive as his performance in Rio, he won the inaugural Abbott Marathon Majors title with wins in Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York.

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