Yuki Kawauchi

Desiree wins Boston Marathon

United States Desiree Linden won the 122nd edition of the Boston Marathon that was held under the extreme cold and rainy conditions on Monday (16) in Boston.

Desiree became the first American woman in 33 years to win the marathon when she cut the tape in 2:39.54

Linden, a two-time Olympian, clocked an unofficial 2:39:53 and captured the world’s oldest annual marathon by 4:11 over unknown American Sarah Sellers.

Linden pulled away from Ethiopian Mamitu Daska and Kenyan Gladys Chesir in the 22nd mile, wearing a black and lime green jacket for all 26.2 miles.

Sarah Sellers and Krista Duchene of United States took second and third place when they clocked 2:44.04 and 2:44.20 respectively to close the United States podium finish.


  1. Desiree Linden    (USA) 2:39.54
  2. Sarah Sellers        (USA) 2:44.04
  3. Krista Duchene    (USA) 2:44.20

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