Desiree Linden Becomes First American Woman To Win Boston Marathon In 33 Years - News Summed Up

Desiree Linden Becomes First American Woman To Win Boston Marathon In 33 Years


Two-time Olympian Desiree Linden became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years on Monday when she broke the tape at the finish line with a time of 2 hours, 39 minutes, 54 seconds. In the men’s 26.2-mile race, Japanese amateur Yuki Kawauchi won in 2:15:58, his first major marathon victory. Brian Snyder / Reuters Yuki Kawauchi of Japan crosses the finish line to win the men's division of the 122nd Boston Marathon. The last Japanese man to win the Boston Marathon was Toshihiko Seko in 1987. Kawauchi is the ninth Japanese male to win Boston.


Source: Huffington Post April 16, 2018 17:15 UTC


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