Bloomsday 2019: 4-time paralympian Aaron Pike wins men’s elite wheelchair race

Bloomsday 2019: 4-time paralympian Aaron Pike wins men’s elite wheelchair race

No one else was in sight behind Aaron Pike when he crossed the finish line to win his first Bloomsday after finishing second-place twice in his career.

His time has not been officially published, but there was at least a full minute before Susannah Scaroli crossed after him, at 29:54.

“It’s the most dangerous course I’ve raced. You’ve got to put it together everywhere, you have to be a daredevil down the hills, and be a phenomenal climber, so it takes everything.”

Pike finished in ninth place just a week ago at the London marathon. He also competed in the Boston marathon.

He competes as a Nordic skiier at the Paralympic Games, with two trips each to the summer and winter editions under his belt.