The Boston Marathon is one of the most iconic American sports events as it occurs in one of the oldest cities and features elite athletes from around the world. Moreover, unlike other marathons held on a weekend, it is held on the third Monday of April, which is Patriots Day. Patriots Day commemorates the anniversary Revolutionary War battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. But this is not a history blog, it is a sports blog. As the Boston Marathon got more elite, it became more and more rare that an American woman would win the race. But this year produced the first American winner since 1985, as American Desi (Davila) Lindon broke the streak. In downright miserable (and slow) conditions, the 2012 and 2016 Olympian Lindon crossed the line at 2 hours, 39 minutes, and 54 seconds. Far from a record or even her best time in Boston, the 34 year-old Michigander will be an inspiration to young American runners for years to come, and is our Sportswoman of the Week!