We're pleased to announce that @bostonmarathon champ, @des_linden will be running this year's #TCSNYCMarathon. As a part of her training, she will be participating in the NYRR Virtual GOOAAALLL 5K. You can train with Des virtually by registering to run at https://t.co/akQscTTU4E. pic.twitter.com/I1e2xgmy93
— TCS New York City Marathon (@nycmarathon) June 27, 2018
2018 Boston Marathon winner Des Linden announced yesterday that she will run the TCS New York City Marathon on November 4. Both marathon organizations tweeted the news yesterday.
Linden battled extremely cold, wet, windy weather at this year’s Boston Marathon to become the first American woman to win in 33 years. Twenty-three other elites dropped out.
— Boston Marathon JH (@jhboston26) June 27, 2018
Linden is a two-time Olympian, though she DNF’d at the 2012 Olympic marathon in London due to a stress fracture in her femur. She was seventh at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, with a time of 2:26:08.
She has only run New York once before, in 2014, when her fifth-place finish in a time of 2:28:11 made her the fastest American woman in that year’s race. Mary Keitany of Kenya was the winner that year, with a time of 2:25:07.
Linden also announced recently that she is leaving the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, though she has not revealed who her new coach will be.