From Team England medallist to marathon history-maker, Eden Rainbow-Cooper is rewriting the record books.

The 22-year-old wheelchair racer stormed to the biggest win of her career with victory at the 2024 Boston Marathon just two years after she clinched silver for Team England at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

In just one hour 35 minutes 11 seconds, Rainbow-Cooper became the first English woman to win the wheelchair race and the first English athlete to win any of Boston's elite races since Geoff Smith in 1985.

The victor led from the start in Boston, leaving a world class field behind and storming to the finish line in a moment even she couldn't comprehend.

"I really can't believe this," she said.

"I was just focusing on my own race. I had absolutely nothing left at the end, but the crowd carried me through.

"I am just so proud to be able to represent my country and give my absolute best."

Having secured a second-place finish at the Tokyo marathon in March to match her effort from Berlin 2023, Rainbow-Cooper has rapidly become one of the leading female athletes in the elite women’s wheelchair series.

At the recent London Marathon, she clinched another sixth-place against some of the best racers in the world, and the typical English weather, in a time of 1:50:39.

"It was a hard race out there, the wind was really strong today," she said.

"But the people of London always carry you through no matter how hard or how tough it is.

"I live here now so I'm always so blessed to race in the streets I love."

Rainbow-Cooper was joined on the start line by wheelchair racing legend and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Champion David Weir who was completing his 25th London Marathon and finished third in a time of one hour 29 minutes and 58 seconds.

A newbie on the scene compared to decorated veteran Weir, Rainbow-Cooper noted how the 44-year-old has always been one of the athletes that inspired her on her journey to success.

And with Commonwealth silverware and a major marathon win already to her name at just 22-years-old, the wheelchair racer is writing a career that's sure to rival the legend himself.

"Dave is such a big name in para sport and especially those us marathon guys," she added.

"For someone who's been there and done it all pretty much for my entire length is so motivating.

"I'm really lucky to come into the sport at a time where there are so many incredible athletes paving the way for us youngsters."