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First American woman wins Boston Marathon since 1985

First American woman wins Boston Marathon since 1985The 2018 Boston Marathon took place on Monday and 34-year-old runner Desiree Linden became the first American to win the women's race in 33 years. Linden, who represented the United States in both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, endured the rain and cold Boston temperatures to take the history-making victory, the first for an American woman in this marathon since 1985. Her time was 2 hours 39 minutes 53 seconds.  Here's emotional footage of her running across the finish line celebrating by hugging her husband and coach. WATCH: She's Done It!!! American Des Linden wins the #BostonMarathon ! pic.twitter.com/avRdxnb5re — WBZ | CBS Boston News (@wbz) April 16, 2018 SEE ALSO: The 2018 Boston Marathon will help feed hundreds of malnourished children After news of the long-anticipated victory spread, Twitter flooded with congratulations from fans, fellow athletes, and others inspired by Linden's hard work. SHE DID IT! @des_linden???????????? has won #Boston2018??????! She is the first American woman to win the #BostonMarathon since 1985. — Boston Marathon (@bostonmarathon) April 16, 2018 HISTORY!@des_linden is the first elite American female winner of the Boston Marathon since 1985! ?????? #GoDesi #BostonMarathon pic.twitter.com/LdscEaS5je — U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) April 16, 2018 Your 2018 Boston Marathon open women’s champion Desiree Linden!!! pic.twitter.com/D0D4hJNI9m — Boston Marathon (@bostonmarathon) April 16, 2018 Congrats @des_linden!!! pic.twitter.com/YDExBapXen — C Tolle Run (@CTolleRun) April 16, 2018 .@des_linden was my first roommate at my first pro race ever— took the time to run with me & give me advice. she took the time. i greatly appreciated it i am so happy for her! — Alexi Pappas (@AlexiPappas) April 16, 2018 NEVER GIVE UP!!! @des_linden is you BOSTON MARATHON CHAMPION! ???????????? pic.twitter.com/2m1vOlpd4O — Kara Goucher (@karagoucher) April 16, 2018 Within our inner competitive running world, amongst private and public conversations, I don’t know of a single athlete who doesn’t respect and

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