Brooks pro marathoner Des Linden, training in Michigan

Des Linden

Whiskey collector, coffee entrepreneur, and one of the most accomplished USA marathoners of all-time, Des Linden has more sub 2:30 marathon times than any other American woman and has made two USA Olympic Teams. And she won the 2018 Boston Marathon in epically terrible conditions — because that’s when she races best.

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  • I think about my ultimate goal. The only way to get there is to put in the work — no excuses. Also, unboxing a new pair of shoes or gear definitely helps.


  • It was a soccer survival tactic.


  • I am the tortoise. My career path started much closer to the everyday runner. I have chipped away year after year and eventually reached the upper echelons of running through consistency, hard work, and patience.


The art of the run

A run can always brighten your day. So can coloring. Break out your art supplies and get creative with coloring book pages inspired by Des.

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“The run is a chance to clear my mind, work through problems, be creative, think about everything or think about nothing. I need the run to get in the right head space for my day.”

Des Linden
Des and Katherine on a run together outside in Brooks gear
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Get to know Des Learn more about the Boston champion in this on-the-run conversation (0:30)
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Des’ go-to gear

Yes, you can dress like the pros. Here are a few of Des’ favorite pieces for running in the unpredictable Michigan weather of her hometown.

In her own words

Like dogs? Love music? Des’ social media is filled with both, making us happy on a daily basis.

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Want to find out which shoe propelled Des to victory in 2018?

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A good run starts with great shoes.

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Gear up for your run.

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We’re all-in on running.

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