American woman wins Boston Marathon

  • American woman wins Boston Marathon

American woman wins Boston Marathon

The U.S. athlete was hoping to finally "make peace" with the Boston Marathon, which she was forced to forfeit past year due to a bone fracture in her lower back. 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 victor since 1978.

'For me, it's the best conditions possible, ' Kawauchi said through an interpreter and with a wide smile.

The runner was convinced the 2018 Boston Marathon was going to be her swan song - a final chance to win the 26.2-mile race. Linden, a two-time Olympian, came out on top Monday when she pulled away from the chase pack and took the lead from Ethiopian runner Mamitu Daska toward the end of the race. 'I'm just very glad that I made it'.

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. "Helping her helped me".

According to USA Today, the 34-year-old athlete from MI displayed incredible sportsmanship before claiming her title by actually stopping to wait for Flanagan a couple of miles into the race.

2 hours, 39 minutes and 54 seconds - was the slowest winning time since 1978, that only spoke to the hard conditions runners faced through the 26.2 mile course, battered by a tough wind and cold rain that kept the pace relatively slow.

Despite her early-race doubts - and even slowing down to wait for a fellow American runner that stopped to use the restroom - Linden was able to find her groove and clinch her first major marathon championship. He finished the marathon in 2:15:58, winning the country's first Boston Marathon since 1987.

"I love this city, I love this race, I love this course", Linden told NBC. Canadian athlete Krista Duchene finished third, at 2:44:20.