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Result: Desiree Linden becomes first American to win Boston Marathon in 33 years

Desiree Linden becomes the first American to win the women's race at the Boston Marathon in more than three decades.

Desiree Linden has become the first American to win the women's race at the Boston Marathon in 33 years.

The 34-year-old crossed the line in two hours, 39 minutes and 54 seconds to become the first US woman to achieve the feat since Lisa Larsen Weidenbach in 1985.



Meanwhile, amateur Yuki Kawauchi came first in the men's race with a time of two hours, 15 minutes and 58 seconds, marking the first victory for a Japanese athlete since 1987.

Kawauchi has been raising his profile in recent years, having competed in last year's World Championships in London and registered a top-10 finish there.

In the wheelchair races, Switzerland's Marcel Hug won the men's race for a fourth year in a row while American Tatyana McFadden was victorious in the women's race.

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