Linden and True, the specialty coffee-roasting company formerly owned by runners Des and Ryan Linden and Ben and Sarah True, has rebranded as Linden x Two and the Trues have left the business, according to an Instagram post by the company on Friday.

In the post, the company explained that trying to run a company when one couple (the Lindens) lives in Michigan and the other in New Hampshire had become impossible, but that the split was amicable and they wished each other well.

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Friday News: You may have noticed some changes on our social media and website lately — we have a new look, name, and smaller crew. We have officially changed the brand to LINDEN x TWO. Prior to the change, we were operating out of Michigan and New Hampshire and it proved to be very tricky running one business from two locations. Factor in training, travel, and life in general and it was dang near impossible to run a smooth operation. We decided as a group it would be in everyone's – yes, you too – best interest to separate the company. The split was friendly and we wish nothing but the best for Ben and Sarah moving forward. We fully expect to drink many celebratory cups of coffee with them as we all crush our individual goals. Although we're working with a new name our LINDEN x TWO goals remain the same. We hope to roast some amazing coffees and offer the best customer service ever. We hope you’ll stick around for it all.

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In 2018 Des Linden became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years, in a driving rainstorm and bitter temperatures. In 2019 she finished fifth. Ryan Linden is a marathoner turned triathlete.

The Trues are also athletes–Ben is a former nordic skier turned runner who holds the American record for the road 5K (13:20). He finished fifth in the 2016 US Olympic Trials, less than half a second behind Paul Chelimo, who won the bronze in the 5,000m. Sarah is a double-Olympian triathlete who missed the podium by 10 seconds in 2012, and was forced to withdraw due to leg cramps in the cycling portion of the triahtlon in 2016. She finished second at her first Ironman competition in Frankfurt last year.

The company’s signature red-lumberjack-style branding has not changed.

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