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Desiree Linden became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years in 2018.
She ran the 26.2-mile race in 2 hours, 39 minutes, and 54 seconds.
She’s competing again this year, fueled by pasta, peanut butter, and lots of coffee.

Desiree Linden drank champagne from her running shoe after she won the Boston Marathon in 2018.

That victory broke a 33-year losing streak for the US — Linden was the first American woman to win that race since 1985.

“It’s a lot of years of really hard work paying off,” Linden told Business Insider.

She’s at it again this Marathon Monday in Boston, where racers have kicked off the 55-degree Fahrenheit Boston course amid drizzly rain and light wind. It’s already a little warmer and less windy than last year’s blisteringly cold, wind-whipped race, which was one of the coldest that city had weathered in decades, but the grey sky conditions have some wondering if Linden might pull off another marathon win today.

Whatever the conditions when she’s running, Linden said her simple mantra is “calm, calm, calm,” since she believes you can’t force your …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Life


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