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Wakako Tsuchida of Japan celebrates winning the London women's wheelchair marathon on Sunday afternoon. Tsuchida won the 42.2-km event with a time of 01:52:33.

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good stuff. congratulations.

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I have run 5 marathons myself and one ultra....this must be harder...good job!

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I really admire people that don't let a disability stop them from competing in sports and leading a full and active life.

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close win

keep it up

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42.2 kms? That's amazing!! Congrats to Tsuchida-san for winning, and to everybody else that competed.

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Its performances like this that really define the true meaning of strength and courage in my opinion.

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There's got to be a better word than handicapped or disabled. I have heard physically challenged, but there's got to be something that sounds more dignified. Hmmm... Anyone? Anyone? Buehler? Congrats on the win, great job!

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nothing wrong with handicap or disabled....why must people have to sensitize words....they are both dignified terms for people that have lost certain abilities

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But some people haven't "lost" any abilities, they were just born without them. By not having the abilities, they don't experience a loss per se. Isn't it similar to being born tall or short? Not having been tall, I don't know what I may be missing. Not really trying to sensitize words, just wondering if there is an alternative. At any rate, calling her just a winner or a champion is probably the best thing to do ;-)

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They're all winners.

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Thats a slow time

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Kok-Munch - that's a tad harsh. Disabled athletes should not be judged by times/medals. It is the effort to compete that actually matters - and the last placed athlete is even a Winner in my books.

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Great role model, talk about overcoming adversity!

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kokmunch

Did you actually stop to think how hard it would be to use only your arms to push youself in a wheelchair for 42.2km? Actually, it's hard to imagine doing it at all. I'd say it's a very impressive time because her time is faster than the fastest "regular" marathon runners and you would think that a runner could run faster than someone on wheels.

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Nicely done, congratulations.

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Congratulations! You did it very well.

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Now that's hard work. Well done!

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