Des Linden to race 2018 TCS New York City Marathon

June 28th, 2018 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , , , , ,

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.

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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.

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.