The 28-year-old McFadden broke away from the pack early on a chilly and rainy Monday, holding a convincing lead near the half-marathon mark, where she clocked in at 55:33. "I ran my own race and I ran him down". "It's storybook, so I'm thrilled to be here and to get it done".
Kirui took second place in 2:18.23 with American Shadrack Biwott third in 2:18:35.
Swiss Marcel Hug won his fourth consecutive wheelchair division, clocking 1:46:26 to beat South African Ernst Van Dyk (1:47:14).
"Honestly, at mile two, three, four, I didn't feel like I was going to even make it to the finish line", Linden told NBC Sports Network after her victory. She also was second at the US Olympic Marathon trials in 2012.
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For Desiree Linden, an act of sportsmanship didn't dissuade her from winning the Boston Marathon on Monday morning with a time of 2 hours, 39 minutes and 54 seconds. She said she's "just trying to take it in stride" but she has lost hope of getting a good time.
Flanagan finished sixth, one of six American women finishing in the top eight. Linden became the first American to win the women's race since Lisa Larsen-Weidenbach (2:34.06) broke the tape in 1985.
"I never gave up, " said the 31-year-old Kawauchi, who came from more than a minute behind to become the first Japanese runner to win here since Toshihiko Seko in 1987.
Linden has been the dominant American runner on the Boston course in this century.