The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has congratulated Paralympian wheelchair racer and handcyclist, Ernst van Dyk, who made history by winning a record 10th wheelchair title in the Boston Marathon.

Van Dyk crossed the finish line in an hour, 20 minutes, 36 seconds and holds the record for most Boston Marathon wins.

“Well done to Ernst van Dyk for such a great performance at the Boston Marathon. You continue to fly the South African flag high and this is a positive outcome on our road to Rio in 2016. We are positive you will continue to perform exceptionally going forward," said SASCOC CEO Tubby Reddy.

Van Dyk is a six-time Paralympian athlete who has competed in three different sports - swimming, athletics and cycling.