American Runner Makes History at Boston Marathon on Monday

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April 16, 2018Apr 16, 2018

An American woman made history at the Boston Marathon on Monday amidst chilly rainfall and wind.

34-year-old Desiree Linden became the first U.S. woman to cross the finishing line in first place in 33 years, according to Reuters. She had a time of two hours, 39 minutes, and 54 seconds.

In the men’s division, a 31-year-old Japanese runner named Yuki Kawauch also made history by being the first man from his country to win in 31 years. He had a finishing time of two hours, 15 minutes, and 58 seconds.

Five men who say they identify as women also made history as the first men to officially and openly be allowed to compete in the women’s division, the Washington Post reported. There’s been no word yet on how they did.

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