18.04.17 Boston Marathon

April 17, 2018

“She’s Done It, Baby!”

First American woman in 33 years to win the Boston Marathon.

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Desiree (Desi) Linden

  • Won inA 2 hrs 39 mins 54 secs through freezing temps & rain.
  • 6th attempt at Boston Marathon.
  • 2-time Olympian (London & Rio).
  • Self-described “bourbon geek.”
  • Lives in Michigan where she, her husband (a triathlete) & 2 other runners, own Linden & True coffee biz.

FLIP: Why she almost dropped out mid-race

Sportswomanship Pays Off

A Linden won it all despite slowing down to wait for her running mate to take a potty break.

“Honestly at mile 2, 3, 4, I didn’t feel like I was gonna even make it to the finish line. …When you work together, you never know what’s goingA to happen.”
Desi Linden to NBC Sports


Marathon Moments

Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi won the men’s marathonA in 2:15:58, the country’s 1st race winner since 1987.

Loren Zitomersky (aka Backwards Guy) didn’t break the world record, but did raise $65K+ to end epilepsy.

5 years agoA terrorists killed 3 people & wounded hundreds by detonating bombs along race route.

The last American woman to win the Boston Marathon was Lisa Rainsberger in 1985. See what she had to say about Desi’s win – click here.

by Jenna Lee,