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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:24 PM

Desi Linden becomes first American woman to win Boston Marathon in 33 years

Source: CBS News

BOSTON -- Desiree Linden splashed her way through icy rain and a near-gale headwind to a Boston Marathon victory on Monday, the first American woman to win the race since 1985. The two-time Olympian and 2011 Boston runner-up pulled away at the end of Heartbreak Hill to finish in 2 hours, 39 minutes, 54 seconds.

That was more than four minutes better than second-place finisher Sarah Sellers, one of seven Americans in the top 10, but the slowest time for a women's winner since 1978.

"I'm thrilled. I'm exhausted. I left it all out there. Now I'm ready to warm up," Linden told CBS Boston. "It hurts right now, but it's a perfect day for me. This is a grinder's day. That's why I keep showing up here, and I think that's why I have success here is because I can kind of tough it out through anything.

Yuki Kawauchi passed defending champion Geoffrey Kirui in Kenmore Square to win the men's race in an unofficial 2:15:58 and earn Japan's first Boston Marathon title since 1987. Kirui slowed and stumbled across the Copley Square finish line 2:25 later, followed by Shadrack Biwott and three other U.S. men.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/2018-boston-marathon-desiree-linden-american-wins/

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groundloop Apr 2018 OP
Angry Dragon Apr 2018 #1
Springg Apr 2018 #2
Jimbo S Apr 2018 #6
Cha Apr 2018 #3
Julian Englis Apr 2018 #4
question everything Apr 2018 #5
Blue_Tires Apr 2018 #7

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:57 PM

1. Good for her

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:11 PM

2. What a marathon!

My 36-year-old daughter ran in the Boston Marathon today... a first timer! It was an awesome experience for her although she did say that the icy rains and 25 mph winds made for a miserable run! Very proud of her determination to complete this bucket list goal...her time was a very respectable 3:46 hours....or 8: 39-minute mile!

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Response to Springg (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 05:18 PM

6. Good for her!

A lifetime experience she will always cherish.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:51 PM

3. Mahalo for the news! Wow..

that is soooo Impressive!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:14 PM

4. And she has two retrievers!

Yes, a Golden Retriever and a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, the greatest of all retrievers!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:44 PM

5. So it is the women's race, right?

From the news it appeared that she was the first, of all of them.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 05:58 PM

7. What happened to the Kenyans?

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