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Linden set to defend crown in 123rd Boston Marathon

Linden set to defend crown in 123rd Boston Marathon

Desiree Linden, of Washington, Mich., wins the women’s division of the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Boston. She is the first American woman to win the race since 1985. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Winning the Boston Marathon was a transformative event in the running life of Desiree Linden. Linden beat a formidable international field and conquered the elements to break the tape in 2:39:54 to become the first American women to win Boston since Lisa Larsen-Weidenbach in 1985. Linden was awarded the coveted No.1 women’s bib when she was introduced along with the other elite runners, […]

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