Desi Linden snapped a winless streak of more than three decades for US women by breaking away late to win the Boston Marathon.
The Boston Marathon kicked off this morning and, well, the conditions weren’t ideal: heavy rain, winds up to 25 miles per hour and the coldest start in three decades. “I’m thrilled. It’s supposed to be hard”, Linden said afterward, per the race’s Twitter account.
It was a wet and dreary day as heavy rain and high-powered winds pummeled the Northeast, but nothing could’ve dampened Desiree Linden’s mood.
At the beginning of her Boston Marathon race, Desiree Linden was not sure if she had enough to make it to the finish line.
Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi ran down defending champion Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya to win in two hours, 15 minutes and 58 seconds.
It was 2011 that inspired her, scared her. She’s continued grinding toward her goal for the past seven years, and that grit paid off on Monday. That’s just what she did Monday.
If you have even the closest interest in the sport of triathlon, you’ll likely be familiar with the story of Tim Don and the challenges he has faced over the past six months. This is not a misprint.
Along with her husband and fellow runners Ben and Sarah True, Linden started a coffee company.
Linden kept going; Flanagan faded and finished seventh. There’s certainly no shame in a top-5 finish at the one of the world’s toughest distance races, but Linden’s disappointment was tinged with fatigue. Yes, She considered dropping out.
“Helping her helped me and I got my legs back from there”. “I haven’t even thought beyond Boston”, she said.
Perhaps this explains the powerful range of emotions showing on her face as she stood for the playing of the American national anthem. “This race, honestly, you have to fight until the end”. It was replayed on her face. That was very kind of her to do that.
“I’m in shock about that”, she said afterward about the payday. But given the day’s weather conditions, Kelley anticipated challenges. I’m going to blow up. “Insane. I would never do that, ‘” Linden told Business Insider. “Then you break the tape and you’re like, ‘This is not what I expected today'”. But things didn’t go as planned. “She’s incredible. I know of her”. I’m excited for it.’ ” said Hyland.
Marcel Hug of Switzerland earned his fifth wheelchair victory, and American Tatyana McFadden won the women’s wheelchair race for the fifth time, pushing though puddles that sent the spray from their wheels into their eyes. “Maybe next year”, said Hyland.