Wait, what? All respect to 34-year-old Desiree Linden, who placed as high as second at Boston way back in 2011, but...she was running with Shalane Flanagan, one of the favorites, when Shalane had to stop at the porta-potty.
Desiree waited for her because she felt she was going to drop out soon anyway, and helped her get back up to the pack. And then...DESIREE WENT ON TO WIN!
On her Twitter feed last month, she wrote:
"Some days it just flows and I feel like I’m born to do this, other days it feels like I’m trudging through hell. Every day I make the choice to show up and see what I’ve got, and to try and be better.
My advice: keep showing up."