Michigander is the First American Woman to Win Boston Marathon in 33 Years – The Good News
And she wasn't the only Michigander making history with yesterday's run in the rain.
Desiree Linden, who lives and trains in Rochester Hills, is the first American woman since 1985 to win the Boston Marathon. She crossed the finish line after running the legendary 26.2-mile race yesterday in 2 hours, 39 minutes and 54 seconds.
You know that storm that hit us this past weekend? Yeah - it hit Boston yesterday and rained torrentially for the entirety of the race. Linden said that she ran "afraid" for the whole race; every time she had the lead, she was afraid that something bad was going to happen.
Well, it didn't - and she won. An American woman hasn't won the race since Lisa Larson Weidenbach in 1985.
Also, Flint business owner and Michigander Mark Bauman, owner of Bauman's Running and Walking Shop on Hill Road, finished his 49th consecutive Boston Marathon yesterday, with a time of 5 hours and 46 minutes - a time that qualifies him for his 50th race next year.
To put this in perspective, I've run three half-marathons, which is 13.1 miles. My fastest time was 3 hours flat. I'm 35 years old. Do the math. Both of these runners are an inspiration! Congrats from home!