First Boston Marathon win in 3 decades for an American woman, Japanese man in slow and icy conditions

Two-time Olympian Desiree Linden splashed through icy rain and wind gusts of up to 32 miles per hour to become the first American woman in 33 years to claim a Boston Marathon victory on Monday.

The 2011 Boston runner-up pulled away at the end of the famous Heartbreak Hill near the completion of the 26.2-mile course and crossed the tape all alone, with a time of 2:39:54.

With the tough conditions, her performance marked the slowest time for a women’s winner since 1978.

Japan also has its first overall Boston winner in over three decades.

Yuki Kawauchi, with a time of 2:15:58, overcame 2017’s winner, Geoffrey Kirui, to become the first Japanese winner since 1987. His winning time was the slowest since 1976, when American Jack Fultz finished in 2:20:19.

“For me, these are the best conditions possible,” Kawauchi quipped after his win, according to the marathon’s Twitter page.

A field of 30,000 runners fought a wet course in temperatures in the mid-30s from suburban Hopkinton, Mass., to Copley Square in central Boston for the 122nd running of the storied marathon, which gives Boston kids a day off from school and is typically followed by a Red Sox home game. Mother Nature has postponed Monday’s game at Fenway Park.

Filed in: Top News Tags: 

You might like:

God-fearing countries are among the least wealthy—with one notable exception God-fearing countries are among the least wealthy—with one notable exception
America’s 1% hasn’t controlled this much wealth since before the Great Depression America’s 1% hasn’t controlled this much wealth since before the Great Depression
Women don’t see men who drive flashy cars as husband material Women don’t see men who drive flashy cars as husband material
The New York Post: Trump dubs himself ‘your favorite president’ in tweet about Michael Cohen tape The New York Post: Trump dubs himself ‘your favorite president’ in tweet about Michael Cohen tape
The Wall Street Journal: Cease-fire in place between Israel and Hamas in Gaza Strip The Wall Street Journal: Cease-fire in place between Israel and Hamas in Gaza Strip
The New York Post: New York Giants owner says Trump lacks understanding of NFL players’ anthem protests The New York Post: New York Giants owner says Trump lacks understanding of NFL players’ anthem protests
The New York Post: Most of music business’s top money makers in 2017 had been at it for decades The New York Post: Most of music business’s top money makers in 2017 had been at it for decades
The New York Post: ‘Stand your ground’ law to protect Florida parking-lot shooter from prosecution The New York Post: ‘Stand your ground’ law to protect Florida parking-lot shooter from prosecution

Leave a Reply

Submit Comment
© 2018 Stock Investors News. All rights reserved. XHTML / CSS Valid.