However, this was not the 34-year-old's first attempt at the 26.2-mile race. In 2011, Linden placed second, a mere two seconds behind Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai. She also came in fourth twice, most recently in 2017.
Her unofficial time is 2:39.54.
"I don't have the right words," Linden said after the race. "I'm thrilled."
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