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Desiree Davila Throwing Out First Pitch At Tigers Game

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Apr. 21, 2011
Desiree Davila will be throwing out the first pitch of next Tuesday's Detroit Tigers game. Photo: AP.

Desiree Davila will be throwing out the first pitch of next Tuesday's Detroit Tigers game. Photo: AP.

She lives and trains in Michigan currently.

Baseball fans take note: Second-place Boston Marathon finisher Desiree Davila will be throwing out the first pitch at next Tuesday’s Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners game at Comerica Park in Detroit.

Davila, a member of the Hansons-Brooks running team, trains out of Rochester Hills, Michigan. She came within two seconds of becoming the first American woman to win the famous Boston Marathon since 1985. However, Carloine Kilel of Kenya ultimately prevailed in the race, clocking a 2:22:36. Davila’s official time was 2:22:38, which makes her the fastest American woman in the 115-year history of the race.

Going into the Boston Marathon, Davila was the fourth-fastest American marathoner in history behind Deena Kastor, Joan Benoit Samuelson, and Kara Goucher. Davila is now the third-fastest, surpassing Goucher’s time (2:25:53).

She is a graduate of Arizona State University. Her Boston podium finish was a four-minute improvement over her previous PR. In her first marathon, which was run in Boston in 2007, she ran 2:44:56.

For More: Detroit Free Press

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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