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American woman wins Boston Marathon for the first time in 33 years

17 April 2018

Though he had never won a major marathon crown, the 31-year-old had captured more than 30 marathon titles in career. They finished the race in five hours and 28 minutes.

The University of IL graduate won Monday morning's women's push rim wheelchair race, coming in first with a time of 2 hour, 4 minutes, 39 seconds.

"For me, it's the best conditions possible", said Kawauchi, who competed in 12 marathons previous year - six times the usual number for an elite runner - and also works as a school administrator.

Des Linden is the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985.

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"Then she will have a little piece of Boston with her", Boyarko said.

Minutes later, Yuki Kawauchi of Japan did the same, storming past defending champion Geoffrey Kirui late for his first major marathon win in 2:15:58. I knew he was up there.

It wasn't the first time weather was endured by runners to its race.

Kawauchi claimed his first Boston Marathon men's title, capturing his fourth title of the year and fifth in a row at the distance. 'We've had an attack, ' I said into the camera's microphone.

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"I feel I really had to be Boston strong today", McFadden said after the race. The objective was not competition or times as such, but Tim felt that he needed a goal to aim for, and the opportunity to run in Boston presented itself. "I'm thrilled, it's supposed to be hard and I just want to thank John Hancock and the B.A.A. for giving me a chance year after year and believing in me when I didn't believe in myself".

"With about 50 yards left I thought I might be able to catch (Rodgers), but he ended up crossing the finish line". "I'm just very glad that I made it". Boston's newest champion, who looked spry during the news conference Monday afternoon, has designs on going for a training run on Tuesday.

Channel 3 Sports Reporter, Caroline Powers spoke with a priest from Hartford, who said he is a on a special mission to make this marathon his best one yet. "For me it's keeping my head together, getting ready for the day in prayer".

"This year the high school is celebrating its 100th anniversary, so I've been quite busy writing the commemorative magazine for that", he said.

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American woman wins Boston Marathon for the first time in 33 years