For the first time since 1985, the women's winner of the Boston Marathon is American. Desi Linden, running her 7th Boston, was the first woman to break the tape at the finish line in Copley Square in 2:39:54. The two time Olympian finished second in 2011.
Desi Linden became the first U.S. woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985. " Subscribe to NBC Sports: https://www.youtube.com/nbcsports " Watch Live Sports on NBCSports.com: http://www.nbcsports.com/live NBC Sports Group serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming.
Her most significant achievement, however, may have been the sportswomanship she showed to fellow American Shalane Flanagan of Marblehead.
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