American Desiree Linden became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985 with a time of 2:39:54. Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi won his country’s first title in the men’s division since 1987 with a time of 2:15:58.
The 122nd annual Boston Marathon takes place Monday on Patriots’ Day, which is a state holiday in Massachusetts and commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Patriots’ Day typically includes an early 11:05 start for the Boston Red Sox so fans can watch runners pass Fenway Park, but the annual Sox game was canceled due to inclement weather for the first time since 1984.
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