Japan's Kawauchi, USA's Linden win at Boston Marathon
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
WASHINGTON, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Japanese veteran Yuki Kawauchi and American Desiree Linden claimed the men's and women's titles respectively at the Boston Marathon under wet and chilly conditions on Monday.
Kawauchi marked the first win by a Japanese man in Boston since Toshihiko Seko in 1987. "Seko's win was the year I was born," Kawauchi noted after the race, "so I can't help but see the hand of fate."
Linden, similarly, was the first US woman to win in Boston since Lisa Larsen-Weidenbach in ...