Michigan's Desiree Linden wins 2018 Boston Marathon

Linden trains in Michigan with Hansons-Brooks

Desiree Linden of the United States approaches the finish line during the Women's Marathon on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Sambodromo on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Michigan's Desiree Linden won the 2018 Boston Marathon on Monday, becoming the first American woman to do so since 1985. 

Her unofficial time was 2 hours, 39 minutes, 54 seconds. That's the slowest time for a women's winner since 1978, the AP reports. The icy and rainy conditions on the Boston streets are to blame for that. 

"I don't have the right words" was @des_linden'sπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ response to how she feels about winning #Boston2018 — Boston Marathon (@bostonmarathon) April 16, 2018

Linden trains in Rochester Hills with Hansons-Brooks running team. She lives in Macomb County's Washington Township. 

This was the sixth time Linden competed in the Boston Marathon. She finished in second place by just two seconds in 2011. She also came in fourth place last year.

"Des represents everything good about our community," said Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. "We couldn't be more proud of her. She's a determined and accomplished athlete, an Olympian, and now the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years. She never gives up."

Linden's last post to Twitter was on March 5 -- a #MondayMotivation post: 

She clearly had more than enough motivation on this rainy Monday in Boston. 

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