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Des Linden’s Twitter is the marathon pep talk you need

Marathon advice from the best of the best

Des Linden is gearing up for the 2019 New York City Marathon. There, she’s looking to improve upon her 2018 performance, where she finished sixth in 2:27. Linden owns a personal best of 2:22:38.

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Linden will be joined in New York by women’s-only record-holder Mary Keitany, Americans Kellyn Taylor and Sara Hall and Ruti Aga, the tenth-fastest marathoner of all time.

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The runner has been on the scene for a long time, making multiple Olympic Games and World Championships teams, reaching the podium at multiple World Major Marathons and making a true career out of the sport of running. You don’t accomplish all of that without learning a lot along the way. If you’re about to run a fall marathon and are looking for some last-minute advice from one of the all-time greats, look no further than Linden’s Twitter profile.

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On keeping your life balanced:

On race day mentality:

On getting through the rough days:

Nutrition advice:

On training smart, not training hard:

The best piece of race advice you’ll ever receive: