American woman wins Boston Marathon

Linden, a California native who lives in MI, almost ended the drought in 2011 when she was outkicked down Boylston Street and finished second by 2 seconds during yet another Kenyan sweep.

On the fifth anniversary of the finish line explosions that killed three and wounded hundreds more, Linden and Kawauchi led a field of 30,000 runners through a drenching rain, temperatures in the mid-30s and gusts of up to 32 miles per hour on the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton. She navigated the Boston asphalt in 2:39:54.

"For me, these are the best conditions possible", he told the AP. Flanagan dropped out of the lead pack to go to a portable toilet.

In the 2011 Boston Marathon, Linden came in second, just two seconds behind victor Caroline Kilel.

Kawauchi, 31, appeared stunned and emotional at the finish line. On Monday, 34-year-old Desi Linden became the first American woman to win the marathon in 33 years, and she did so even after waiting for her friend Shalane Flanagan, who took a bathroom break during the 26.2-mile race, which also took place in heavy rains.

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"I love this city, this race, this course", Linden said in a TV interview.

Before Linden, the last American woman to win the Boston Marathon was Lisa Rainsberger in 1985. He's Japan's first Boston Marathon victor since 1987.

For the fourth year in a row, Marcel Hug of Switzerland won the men's push rim wheelchair division, while American Tatyana McFadden won the women's push rim wheelchair division for the fifth time. Although the marathon was won by Japanese runner Yuki Kawauchi (2:10:46), Americans Shadrack Biwott (2:18:35) and Tyler Pennel (2:19:52) ranked in third and fourth, respectively.

According to ESPN, Linden's time was the slowest time for a women's victor since 1978. but a win is a win.

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