DETROIT (WWJ) – A Rochester Hills woman barely missed become the first American, male or female, to win the Boston Marathon in 26 years.
Desiree Davila finished second in the women’s division with a time of two hours, 22 minutes, 38 seconds, just two seconds behind the winner, Caroline Kalil of Kenya.READ MORE: Consumer Alert: How To Avoid Fake N95, KN95 Masks
The men’s title was won by Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai. His time of two hours, three minutes, two seconds is the fastest Boston Marathon ever.READ MORE: Flint Public Schools Staying Virtual Indefinitely Due To Large Amount Of Positive COVID-19 Cases
Davila finished 18th at Boston in 2007 and ran the fastest marathon by an American in 2010, with a fourth-place finish in Chicago.MORE NEWS: State Fears Confusion After Michigan Restaurant Wins In Dining Ban Case
The last American to win the storied race was Lisa-Larsen Weidenbach in 1985.