Des Linden

Des Linden is Still In It, For the Love of the Run

Desiree Linden is the only contender on the Olympic Marathon Trials start line who’s made the team before—twice. She has big plans this spring and this is just the beginning.

Des Linden: “When it Means This Much It’s Easy to Keep Showing Up”

Her arms were stretched wide. Her running jacket was drenched. Des Linden’s expression seemed equal parts “I’m so glad that’s over!” and “Is this really happening?” Hollywood couldn’t have scripted it better. Our country’s running drought had finally ended, amid Mother Nature’s worst: On April 16, 2018, Linden became the first American woman to win […]

Meet the 2020 Power Women of the Year Honorees

We’re starting a new tradition at Women’s Running: We’re kicking off 2020 by announcing our Power Women of the Year. These women are game changers, rule breakers, and trailblazers. They are ones to watch, ones to cheer for, and ones to be inspired by in this upcoming year. The feature appears in our January/February 2020 print issue, […]

The Olympic Trials? Or the Boston Marathon? Des Linden is Doing the Double

During the past year the speculation has been widespread. Will Desiree Linden race the Olympic Marathon Trials on February 29? Or will she return to the 2020 Boston Marathon on April 20 instead? Linden finally has an answer—and it’s not what many had predicted: she’ll race them both. “Running the Boston Marathon seven weeks after […]