Rain Didn't Hold Back Marathon Runners

A Canadian placed third in the women's race at the 2018 Boston Marathon.

Krista DuChene, a 41-year-old mother of three from Strathroy, finished in a time of 2:44:20.

Desiree Linden of the United states won in 2:39:54.

Times were slower than usual due to persistent rain in Boston.

The only Canadian to win the race was Jacqueline Gareau in 1980.

Canada also earned a top-10 finish in the men's race, with Hamilton's Reid Coolsaet finishing ninth in 2:25:02.

Yuki Kawauchi finished first to earn Japan's first Boston Marathon title since 1987.

 

— with files from The Canadian Press