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Daniel Romanchuk poses for photos as the winner of the wheelchair men's division of the New York City Marathon, in New York's Central Park, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. 

NEW YORK — Champaign’s Daniel Romanchuk continued his dominating stretch in wheelchair racing, defending his title at today’s New York City Marathon.

In doing so, the 21-year-old became the first American to win the race in back-to-back years.

A former Parkland College student who trains at the University of Illinois, Romanchuk earlier this year won major marathons in Boston, London and Chicago.