San Diego native and fellow Boston Marathon competitor Meb Keflezighi took to Twitter to congratulate Linden following the race.
Congratulations @des_linden! You’ve trained, raced and conducted yourself as a champion for years. Today you won the @BostonMarathon, a race full of champions. Today, the world recognizes you as the champion you’ve always been. You did it and and you did it the right way! pic.twitter.com/NztbsdcSM0