BOSTON MARATHON WINNER – 2018
“This year has been life changing, the Boston victory was a dream come true and has opened the door for me to meet so many amazing people across the country. I’m looking forward to heading to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon and spending time with all the runners,” Des Linden said in a recent interview.
WHERE TO MEET DES
RUN WITH HER IN THE MARGARITAVILLE 5K FOLLOWED BY A Q&A SESSION
SHE WILL BE OUT & ABOUT AT THE FINISH FEST, HANGING IN THE VIP AREA, & HANDING OUT MEDALS THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
Des Linden, the 2018 winner of the Boston Marathon, will join officials race weekend to be part of the Third Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon. The California native became the first American in 33 years to win the women’s category. She also competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, representing the United States in the marathon for both games. Linden now lives in Michigan and recently placed 6th in the New York City Marathon.
Linden will congratulate finishers of the half marathon and marathon Sunday. VIP participants will have a special opportunity to meet her post-race at MGM Park.