Boston Marathon: American Woman Wins! First time in years

Boston Marathon 2018

Historic News in Boston Massachusetts! In a sport dominated by top African runners for decades, an American woman has won the women’s race for the first time since 1985. Linden is a two time Olympian and the 2011 Boston marathon runner up. Her time was 2 hours, 39 minutes and 54 seconds.

Inclement weather made for a challenging and uncomfortable race, as runners contended with a cold rain, low temperatures, and an exceedingly strong headwind.

In the men’s race, Yuki Kawauchi, a government employee in Japan, won the race with a time of 2:15:58. Kawauchi is a world record-holding runner who holds actually holds the record for the most races run under 2 hours and 20 minutes.

In the wheel chair race, Marcel Hug of Switzerland won again, with a time of 1:46:26. Hug has won the title for the past three years (last year he broke the course record, with a personal best.)

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