Missing Boston Marathon 2020 – Women’s Running


I was aimlessly scrolling through social media on Thursday, as I do too often these days, and stopped on a two-year-old tweet, resurfaced by somebody else, that I remember made me laugh in the days following Desiree Linden’s historic victory at the 2018 Boston Marathon.

“Caitlin K.” had set the television footage of the final stretch down Boylston Street to Celine Dion’s “Titanic” soundtrack hit, “My Heart Will Go On.” Linden is fist-pumping toward the jubilant crowds, making her way to the finish line tape through the most absurd monsoon conditions, and into the congratulatory arms of American marathon legend Joan Benoit Samuelson, followed by an exuberant embrace from Linden’s husband, Ryan, and her agent, Josh Cox. 

“And now the drought is over,” Paul Swangard calls over the broadcast.  “An American woman wins Boston for the first time…

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