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Desi Linden becomes first US woman to win Boston Marathon since 1985

Two-time Olympian ends 33-year US drought amid cold downpourCalifornia native had lost 2011 Boston Marathon by two secondsYuki Kawauchi of Japan was the surprise winner of the men’s raceDesiree Linden splashed her way through icy rain and a near-gale headwind to win the Boston Marathon on Monday, the first victory for an American woman since 1985.The two-time Olympian and 2011 Boston runner-up pulled away at the end of Heartbreak Hill to win in 2hr 39min 54sec. That was more than four minutes better than second-place finisher Sarah Sellers – one...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Monday, 16 April