On April 16, 2018, UTSA Roadrunner, Dr. Shizhong Yang, ran again in 2018 Boston Marathon. This is his 4th consecutive Boston Marathon and his 12th Marathon race. Although it was cold, rainy and windy, he was still able to overcome the conditions to break his personal record and finished in 2:46:23. He was ranked 355 out of 26948 runners.
Dr. Shizhong Yang graduated from UTSA with a PhD in Electrical Engineering in 2010, and currently is a Lead Engineer in GE Power. He started running in 2012 and finished his first marathon in Oct. 2013.