Australian Paralympic runners break marathon world records​

Michael Roeger and Jaryd Clifford, the runners from Australia recently smashed marathon world records. This win is a powerful boost for them to prep up for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Roeger secured his 4th back-to-back T46 marathon world record at Athletics Australia’s Tokyo Qualifying Marathon after acing the marathon in just 2 hours 18min 52sec. ​

He later expressed, “I’m really happy with that,” Roeger, who is missing the lower half of his right arm said. I got a 40 second PB (personal best) and world record and that gives me a lot of confidence leading into the Paralympics in August and September this year. Hopefully, I’ll stand on top of the podium and sing the national anthem proudly.” The runner in his early thirties had also got a Paralympic Games bronze medal in the 1500 metres at Rio 2016.​