Today marked the 122nd Boston Marathon. It was a rainy, windy and cold mess and still thousands showed up to run the esteemed race. Desiree Linden, 34, is the first American woman since 1985 to win the women’s division of the race. She is a two-time Olympian and has been the runner up in the marathon a few times before.
Linden, who is from Washington, Michigan, says that the weather almost broke her, but dressed carefully with two jackets and layers in between in an attempt to stay dry. She finished the marathon in 2 hours, 39 minutes and 54 seconds, despite the harsh conditions.