The American trio of Shalane Flanagan, Amy Cragg and Des Linden finished in the top-10—for the first time ever in Olympic marathon history.

From ice vests to hardcore road running, Americans Shalane Flanagan, Amy Cragg and Desi Linden made a huge statement on Sunday, all finishing in the top-10 at the women’s marathon in Rio. Twitter was abuzz about the historic day—and the photos prove that all three gutted it out and ran their hearts out for their country. Sarah Attar, who holds dual citizenship between the United States and Saudi Arabia, also competed on behalf of the latter country. Check out the images, courtesy of, from the hot, hot Sunday in Rio:

All about the ice vests on that hot, hot Brazilian day.
Selfie or checking the sunscreen application?
Guns off, ready to roll!
Commentators kept commenting on Desi Linden's repeat
The scenery along the marathon course was just okay. Just was amazing.
All three Americans were never too far from the front for the first 20ish miles.
Amy Cragg gutted it out for ninth place.
The 2016 U.S. women's Olympic marathon team.
All three U.S. women on the 2016 Olympic marathon team finish in the top 10 in Rio.
Go Shalane Go! She finished sixth, the top American in the marathon.
Shalane Flanagan at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
Twitter was buzzing about America's impeccable tangent running (Hint: the red line marks the shortest route for marathoners to take from start to finish.)
She ultimately finished in 7th place behind Shalane Flanagan.
There was a strong lead pack for most of the race.
Sarah Attar, our October 2015 cover runner who holds dual citizenship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, ran the marathon on behalf of Saudi Arabia. She finished nearly last in the race and made a winning statement about women in sport in her country.