In weather that was better suited for a swim meet than a marathon, Desi Linden did something no American woman has been able to do for the past 33 years.
Win the Boston Marathon!
She became the first American woman to win the race since 1985 with a time of 2:39:54.
But perhaps even more impressive than Linden’s finish was her start…as in, her gesture of good sportsmanship, when she slowed up and waited early in the race for Shalane Flanagan, the 2017 New York City Marathon champ, who darted into a Porta Potty and emerged a few seconds later. Linden helped Flanagan catch up to the lead pack.
Monday's conditions were tough for the field of 30,000 runners with temperatures in the low 40s with periods of heavy rain and wind. It was the slowest time for a women's winner since 1978.
Source: Yahoo! Sports