Melissa Isaacson ESPN.com
American Desi Linden, 2011 Boston Marathon champion, dumping water on her head in 71-degree weather as she leads the pack at Mile 8 in 44:48. A 13-woman pack sits behind her. "It's nervous and exciting," husband Ryan, a former competitive marathoner and now triathlete said of his wife on local telecast while waiting at the finish. "It's been a pleasure and an honor seeing her get so fit for today."