Desi Linden

Desi Linden

March 11, 2019

RRW: Desi Linden, Paul Chelimo Ready for United Airlines NYC Half On Sunday

Linden faces a deep women's field with WR holder Joyciline Jepkosgei, two-time world marathon champ Edna Kiplagat and defending champ Buze Diriba. The men's race has USA marathon champ Brogan Austin and Cam Levins.
June 22, 2018

Sunday: Desi Linden Returns To Boston To Take On Defending Winner Joan Chelimo At The BAA 10k

Also racing are Sally Kipyego, Betsy Saina, Buze Diriba and Mamitu Daska. On the men's side, Meb Keflezighi is racing as last year's winner Daniel Chebii leads the field with Stephen Sambu, Abdi Abdirahman, Chris Derrick and more.
May 23, 2018

June 9: Mary Keitany Vs Molly Huddle Headlines New York Mini 10k

They also face Desi Linden, Betsy Saina, Aliphine Tuliamuk, and Boston runner-up Sarah Sellers.
April 16, 2018

Improbable Boston Winners Des Linden and Yuki Kawauchi Show Why We Run the Race

We share the highlights from the post-race champions press conference.
April 16, 2018

Des Linden Wins The 2018 Boston Marathon, Ends The American Women's 33-Year Winless Streak

An American woman hadn’t won the Boston Marathon in the professional era but that all changed on Monday.
April 13, 2018

Desi Linden Says She's "Not Especially" Supportive of Dathan Ritzenhein Training With Hansons-Brooks Distance Project

“It’s hard to say ‘It’s hard to get excited about these performances when you’re under investigation’ but the same thing’s happening in your house. But my name’s not on the jersey. We can talk ‘team, team, team,’ but ultimately two guys (Keith and Kevin Hanson) make the decisions. It’s not really my call. And hopefully it all works out and no lines were crossed, but until that’s kind of cleared, [I] can’t be super supportive."
April 13, 2018

The Elite Women Speak In Boston: Hasay Discusses Her Injury, Shalane Feels As Fit As Before NYC & Desi Thinks Her "A" Race Is Good Enough To Win

Anticipation for the first American women's victory in 33 years is very high as Molly Huddle, Shalane Flanagan, Desi Linden and Jordan Hasay all believe they can win. Find out what they had to say today.
April 10, 2018

2018 Boston Marathon Women's Preview: Flanagan and Hasay and Huddle and Linden, Oh My!

An American woman has never won the Boston Marathon during the professional era. That could change on Monday as a "Fantastic Four" from the USA takes on a shallow international field.
April 09, 2018

The Running Experts Sound Off & Tell Us Who Will Win Boston & Whether They're Rooting for Galen Rupp

We reached out to 8 of America's top athletes/coaches and 6 got back to us with their feelings about the Boston Marathon which will take place next Monday. Most expect big things from Molly Huddle in the women's race and Galen Rupp in the men's.
January 12, 2018

2018 Boston Marathon Analysis: Galen Rupp Faces A Tougher Task Than In 2017 But The US Women Have Their Best Shot At Victory In Decades

The elite fields for 2018 Boston are set. What are the odds that an American man or woman wins? We break it down for you.
January 06, 2018

2017 LRC World & US Rankings, W Marathon: The Incredible Tirunesh Dibaba Is #1; Shalane Flanagan US #1 In the Best Year Ever For American Women's Marathoning

Shalane Flanagan cracks the top 5 as we for the first time exclude from our rankings an athlete, Sarah Chepchirchir, not convicted of a doping offense.
April 14, 2017

Desi Linden Is All-In (And Wasn't Surprised by Sumgong's Positive Test), Alberto Salazar Says Jordan Hasay Is More Prepared For The Marathon Than Anyone He's Seen Since He Set The WR & More From the Elite Women in Boston

Desi Linden says she'll be devastated if she doesn't win on Monday while Jordan Hasay revealed that Alberto Salazar said she's the most prepared athlete he's seen since he set the WR in 1981.
March 16, 2017

2017 NYC Half Women's Preview: Molly Huddle Goes for the Three-Peat (and the American Record?) Against Amy Cragg & Desi Linden

Can Huddle get the AR? Will Emily Sisson arrive as the next US distance star? We'll find out on Sunday.
March 16, 2017

2017 NYC Half Men's Preview: Feyisa Lilesa Faces Callum Hawkins, Meb, Abdi, Chris Derrick, and Diego Estrada

Can Callum Hawkins keep his hot streak going or will the Flagstaff-based Olympic silver medallist Feyisa Lelisa get the win? Who will be the top American? And what does Chris Derrick think of Nike's new shoes Zoom Vaporfly shoes - should they be banned?
December 31, 2016

2016 LRC Year-End Rankings, Women's Marathon: London/Olympic Champ Jemima Sumgong Tops the List; Shalane Flanagan Top American

Sumgong, like Eliud Kipchoge, was the unquestioned world #1 in 2016. Flanagan was one of three Americans to finish in the top 10 at the Olympics (Amy Cragg and Desi Linden were the others) -- only the second time a country had pulled off that feat (after Kenya in 2008).