Desiree Linden

QT: 2:26:46

Residence: Charlevoix, MI

Hometown: Chula Vista, CA

College: Arizona State University

Age on Race Day: 36

Affiliation: Brooks

Qualifying Race: TCS New York City Marathon 2019

Marathon Best: 2:22:38

Social handles: Instagram & Twitter - @des_linden

Favorite inspirational quote: "Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare." - Angela Duckworth 

Favorite movie: A Few Good Men

Favorite book: Blue Nights - Joan Didion

Go-to breakfast: Breakfast burrito 

Of Note: 

  • 2-time Olympic Marathoner, 2012 and 2016
  • This will be her fourth Trials
  • In 2018, became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years
  • Married to Ryan, "proud owner of the world's plushiest mustache." They have an 11-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Atlas ("the baddest dog in the whole damn town") and a 2-year-old Golden named Boston ("lover of any and all things")
  • With Ryan, owns Linden X Two, a boutique coffee company
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