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The first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years waited for another racer to use the bathroom during the race and still won by 4 minutes

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Desiree Linden fought through the elements to become the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years.
Early in the race, Linden impressed commentators with a show of sportsmanship, hanging back as a fellow American racer took a bathroom break, and then helping them catch back up with the pack.
Even with the short delay, Linden was able to get back on track, and wound up completing the course four minute faster than her nearest competitor.
Desiree Linden made the best of bad conditions on Monday to become the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985.
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The winner of the Boston Marathon explains how to survive a marathon, from signing up to crossing the finish line

The winner of the Boston Marathon explains how to survive a marathon, from signing up to crossing the finish line

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Boston Marathon champion Des Linden is the first American woman to win the event since 1985.
Linden shared some tips on how to run a marathon successfully with Business Insider.
The marathon is a grueling event , but Linden's advice can help you make the most of your training - not to mention succeed on the day of the big race.
Boston Marathon champion Des Linden made history. The professional runner is the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985.
She also previously represented the US at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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A look inside Boston Marathon champion Des Linden's daily routine, which features 12-mile morning runs and two breakfasts

A look inside Boston Marathon champion Des Linden's daily routine, which features 12-mile morning runs and two breakfasts

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Boston Marathon champion Des Linden is the first American woman to win the event since 1985.
Linden told Business Insider about the daily routine she sticks to when she's training for a race.
The marathoner's average day revolves around long runs, but she leaves plenty of time for recovery, too.
Boston Marathon champion Des Linden wasn't always drawn to her signature event.
"Actually, when I first started watching marathons, I was like, 'That's insane. Crazy. I would never do that,'" Linden told Business Insider. "So it wasn't love at first sight by any means."
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