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Marathon Winner Waited for Friend During Bathroom Break

On her way to winning Monday’s Boston Marathon, Desiree Linden stopped and waited as a fellow elite women’s runner from the U.S. stopped for a bathroom break.Shalane Flanagan, who grew up in Marblehead, Massachusetts, was seen veering off the race track and into a portable toilet. Jonathan Gault of clocked her pit stop at just 13.86 seconds. Linden Wins Boston Marathon, 1st US Woman in 33 Years Linden stayed behind as Flanagan caught up.”Des Linden is kind of waiting back for her, almost to say, ‘Hey, catch up to me, and then we’ll catch up together,'” an NBC Sports commentator said. Another replied that it was “tremendous sportsmanship.” 7 Inmates Dead, 17 Hurt in Massive S. Carolina Prison Riot The elite women’s winner later told NBC Sports that helping Flanagan proved beneficial to herself.”I said, ‘If there’s anything I can do to help you out, let me know, because I might just drop out,'” Linden said. “Helping her helped me, and I kind of got my legs back from there.” Barbara Bush in ‘Failing Health,’ Focusing on Comfort Linden is the first U.S. woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years, finishing with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 39 minutes and 54 seconds.Flanagan, the winner of the 2017 New York City Marathon, placed sixth among the elite women in Boston with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 46 minutes and 31 seconds.Photo Credit: FILE – Getty Images This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
Source: NBC San Diego

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