Chula Vista Native is First U.S. Woman to Win Boston Marathon in 33 Years

A Chula Vista native is celebrating her win in the Boston Marathon.  

Hilltop High graduate Desiree Linden broke the tape in this year's race despite cold, wet weather and a feeling that she might not even finish.  

Linden is the first American woman to win the prestigious marathon in 33 years.  

She says she felt at one point that she might not get to the finish line, but got her legs back after slowing to wait for a fellow American who took a restroom break.

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