Des Linden, photo by Brooks communications
Des Linden made two Olympic teams, in 2012 and 2016, both times in the marathon. On 29 February 2020, Des Linden came within eleven seconds of making the team, taking 4th in 2:29:03, with Sally Kipyego in 3rd place (2:28:52) on a challenging course, with hills everywhere.
What makes Des Linden so special?
Is it her consistent training? Is it her competitive spirit? Is it her love of the Boston marathon course? It is all of those and much more. It is putting together the miles, staying on plan, staying healthy, juggling an actual life, and working with a coach/advisor, over days, weeks, months, and yes, years, that make Des Linden so special.
In Clip #5, Des spoke with us about the 2020 Atlanta Marathon Trials.
Special thanks to Mike Deering, The Shoe Addicts, on the management and production with Socialing the Distance.
And thanks Des Linden!
The complete Des Linden interview is here:
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