Des Linden

Des Linden

February 01, 2024

Dark Horse Women's Contenders for 2024 US Olympic Marathon Squad

Can Dreams Become Reality in Orlando? Meet the outside contenders for the US Olympic Marathon Team.
October 05, 2023

2023 Chicago Marathon Women's Preview: Chepngetich Seeks 3-Peat, Hassan Returns, & Sisson v Bates

Can Ruth Chepngetich, who ran 2:14:18 in Chicago last year, get close to Tigst Assefa's 2:11:53 WR? How will Sifan Hassan do after her World Championship triple three weeks ago?
November 06, 2022

Sharon Lokedi SHOCKS World, Wins 2022 New York City Marathon

Sharon Lokedi got a huge win for herself and Under Armour as well as Hellen Obiri's debut fizzleed the final few miles. Aliphine Tuliamuk was first American.

October 11, 2021

Diana Kipyogei of Kenya Blasts 70:34 Second Half To Win 2021 Boston Marathon In 2:24:45

Two sub 5:10 miles put away the field as Nell Rojas was top American in 6th.
April 19, 2021

WTW: Athing Mu & Jye Edwards Impress, Is Eliud Kipchoge Back or Vulnerable?

Is Eliud Kipchoge's 2:04:30 win a sign he's back or does it mean he's vulnerable? Plus learn about the Furman runner who ran the 1st and last legs of a relay.
April 19, 2021

Des Linden Announces She Will Run 2021 Boston Marathon

Linden, the 2018 champion, will return for her eighth Boston Marathon on October 11. "I definitely miss racing the distance, and more importantly the big city marathons and the crowds and all of that," she said. Meanwhile, race organizers are more and more confident the race will be held.
April 12, 2021

Des Linden Going for 50k World Best Tuesday and It Should be an Official World Record

Des Linden is joining the ultramarathon ranks on Tuesday and targeting the 50km world best.
March 18, 2020

WTW: The 2020 Boston Marathon Is Going To Be HOT, Caster Semenya Vs Luke Wilson, and Will The Coronavirus Result in Eliud Kipchoge Debuting in New York This Fall?

We take a look at Covid-19's impact on the running world and wonder if it might actually result in Eliud Kipchoge debuting in New York this fall. Plus what do actor Luke Wilson's HS track exploits tell us about Caster Semenya's Olympic 200 dreams?
March 11, 2020

WTW: How Did Rupp and Tuliamuk Win? How Did Kipyego Hold Off Linden? USA Drug Cheats and Japanese Marathoning

We take a deep dive into the splits of Galen Rupp and Aliphine Tuliamuk's wins at the Trials and see how Sally Kipyego held off Des Linden.
February 29, 2020

In a Wildly Unpredictable Race, Aliphine Tuliamuk, Molly Seidel, & Sally Kipyego Earn Olympic Marathon Spots

Aliphine Tuliamuk got the biggest win of her career, Molly Seidel's debut was a home run and Sally Kipyego is back.
February 27, 2020

Analyzing the "Big Five" Women at the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials

Jordan Hasay, Sara Hall, Des Linden, Molly Huddle, Emily Sisson: who you got?
February 27, 2020

Bernard Lagat & Leonard Korir Speak, Video of the Alphafly Room, & More From the Olympic Trials in Atlanta

Find out the latest from the Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta
February 24, 2020

Which Woman is Most Likely to Make the US Olympic Marathon Team?

Des Linden, Emily Sisson, Jordan Hasay, Sara Hall, Molly Huddle, Kellyn Taylor, Sally Kipyego, Emma Bates, Aliphine Tuliamuk: Who is most likely to make the Olympic team?
December 17, 2019

Thoughts on the 2020 Boston Marathon: Des Linden's Double, East African Olympic Teams, & How to Fix World Marathon Majors

Des Linden is 1 of 8 former champs returning to Boston in 2020 and we spoke to her about her trying to do the Olympic Trials/Boston double just 7 weeks apart.
December 17, 2019

RRW: Sixteen Prior Champions, Including Des Linden, To Run 2020 Boston Marathon

Besides Linden, other past Boston winners include Yuki Kawauchi, Edna Kiplagat, Geoffrey Kirui, Caroline Rotich and Lelisa Desisa.
November 11, 2019

The Road to Sapporo: Assessing the Women's Field at the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials

From Jordan Hasay (50%) to Stephanie Bruce (5%), we break down the odds for the  contenders at the 2020 US Olympic Trials.
November 03, 2019

Joyciline Jepkosgei Dazzles in Marathon Debut, Just Misses Course Record to Win 2019 NYC Marathon

The half marathon world record holder just missed the course record with her 2:22:38 win. Des Linden led early and ended up the top American in 6th in 2:26:42.
October 31, 2019

Des Linden on the Olympics, Her Running Future, & the Great Shoe Debate: “It’s an Arms Race and It Should Be a Footrace.”

Des Linden is free to speak her mind and she didn't hold back when discussing her future, Rio 2016, and the new shoe wars.