Boston Marathon Winner Comes From Michigan
Charlevoix, MI had a reason to celebrate on Monday after the Boston Marathon.
Michigan resident and Team USA member, Desiree Linden made history when she completed the women's race in front of the pack.
In winning, Linden became the first American woman to do so in 33 years.
Despite finishing over four minutes faster than the second place runner, Linden's 2:39:53 time was the slowest of any women's winner since 1978.
Weather conditions almost certainly played a factor during Monday's race, which took place during a rainy day in Boston.
"6th time's a charm," Linden wrote on Twitter to describe her success in her sixth time running the race.
Linden also came close to winning the Boston Marathon in 2011, where she missed out on gold by just two seconds.
"It's good to get it done," Linden said after the race according to AP writer Jimmy Golen.
Prior to Monday, Linden has competed in the 2012 London and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics.