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Linden, Kawauchi Win Boston Marathon, Battling Icy Rain And Heavy Wind04:09

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For the first time in 33 years, an American woman is the winner of this year's Boston Marathon. Desiree Linden won the women's division, winning in just under 2 hours and 40 minutes.

On the men's side, it was Japan's Yuki Kawauchi winning in a come-from-behind-victory over last year's winner, Geoffrey Kirui.

WBUR's Alex Ashlock reports for All Things Considered.


Alex Ashlock Twitter Producer, Here & Now
Alex Ashlock has been a producer for Here & Now since 2005. He started his WBUR career as senior producer of Morning Edition in 1998.


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