Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
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American Linden, Japan's Kawauchi win Boston Marathon

American Linden, Japan's Kawauchi win Boston Marathon

She won Monday's Boston Marathon on desire - years and years of it layered over talent and discipline and resilience.

Sellers told the Globe she had hoped to win enough prize money to cover her trip to Boston and that he has no idea how she will spend the $75,000 she walked away with. Halfway through this race, it looked like she was giving up the possibility of medaling when she stopped to wait for a friend, Shalane Flanagan, to use the bathroom. "It's storybook. I'm thrilled to be here and to get it done", Linden said. "If you need something... let me know", said Linden at the post-race press conference. She connected on 78.3 percent of her 23 total shots and helped the Mountaineers to a 2-1 week. "I thought I was top 10". I'm a physician. It honestly terrified me, and this is the first time I've said that out loud (laughter).

What makes the Marathon special is that it doesn't require being a Division I college athlete or sponsored professional runner to complete it.

"This is a game changer for Sarah, in just her second marathon", Pilkington said on Weber State's website.

Fear took over for Linden, as she still didn't expect to win. "But I knew it was going to happen someday", Biwott said of breaking through with his first major top 3 finish. He also won the 2012 Maine Marathon and the 2011 Vermont City Marathon. By the turn onto Boylston Street, she led by four minutes.

"I always felt like her career should have ended better", the coach said.

"I kept waiting for the hills, you know? I couldn't even comprehend what I was looking at on my phone when my mom started texting me".

Linden, 34, finished the 26.2-mile race at 2 hours, 39 minutes and 54 seconds.

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Parker finished the marathon in 3 hours, 33 minutes, 30 seconds.

Rachel Hyland can really pick her Boston Marathons.

"My goal was just to keep running and focus on finishing at a decent time". "... She ran a very smart race".

With a goal of 2:55 in mind heading in, the 37-year-old from Sydney River was content with his 3:05:46 on a hard day. "Even though the volume goes up with what we have to do, it's much easier to warm somebody up". "I had 8 mile leg and didn't run my best and kind of beat myself up over it, but it was good mental preparation for today". He finished with a net time of 3:00:15. I maybe saw two or three people that I recognized the entire course.

"I don't have the right words", Linden said right after passing the finish line. When am I going to get chewed up and spit out the back and then I can drop out... April Conrad is a nurse and has volunteered at many Boston marathons in the past. I was in Israel with my family when the news broke, and there was a cruel irony in sitting safely in a country in the Middle East while two bombs were set off 12 miles from my home.

"For me, it's the best conditions possible", said Kawauchi, who competed in 12 marathons a year ago - six times the usual number for an elite runner - and also works as a school administrator. "Once I was out there I went with my planned pace".

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