Desiree (Desi) Linden

Desiree (Desi) Linden

Event: Marathon
Height: 5-2
Weight: 100
PR: 2:22:38 (2011)
Born: 07/26/1983
Current Residence: Rochester Hills, Mich.
Hometown: Chula Vista, Calif.
High School: Hilltop High School '01
College: Arizona State University '05
Coach: Kevin Hanson
Agent: Self
Sponsor: Brooks

USA Championships
2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon runner-up (2:25:55)
2010 USA Championships 10,000m 3rd place (32:22.32)

Collegiate Championships
3rd at 2005 Pac-10 5,000m Championships (16:59.93).

About Desiree
Davila broke 5:00 for the mile as a high school freshman and has quietly and steadily worked her way up to being an Olympic marathoner. She was thrust into the spotlight after her thrilling finish at the 2011 Boston Marathon. Davila battled for the win with eventual winner Caroline Kilel through the final stretch of the course and came in second by only two seconds. Davila’s performance was one for the record books as she clocked the fastest time ever by an American woman at the Boston Marathon in 2:22:38. After her success in Boston she was invited to throw the first pitch at a Detroit Tigers game. Ran track and cross country in high school in addition to playing soccer. Deena Kastor is one of her running role models and lists collecting whiskey and tapestries as her hobbies. Engaged to fellow marathoner Ryan Linden.

Events & Rankings:Other Results
7th at New York Half-Marathon (1:11.37); 10th at Boston Marathon (2:23.54); 22nd at New York Mini 10k (35:36); 18th at Atlanta Peachtree Road Race (33:40)
2012: DNF at Olympic Games marathon due to injury; 11th at NY Mini 10k (33.38); 10th at BAA 5 km (16:03); 9th at NYC Half Marathon (1:10:44); 2nd at Olympic Marathon Trials (2:25:55). 
2011: 2nd at the Naples Half Marathon (1:10.34); 2nd at the Boston Marathon (2:22:38); 4th at the USA Championships 10,000m (31:37.14); 6th at USA Championships 5,000m (15:25.35); 4th in London 5,000m (15:08).
2010: 4th at USA Indoor Championships 3,000m (9:21.05); 10th at World Indoor Championships 3,000m (9:07.24); 9th at New York Grand Prix 5,000m (15:49.39); 3rd at USA Outdoor Championships 10,000m (32:22.32); 9th at Prefontaine Classic 5,000m (15:29.78); 4th at Chicago Marathon (2:26:20); 1st at New York Emerald Nuts Midnight 4 mile run.
2009: 4th at USA Half Marathon Championships (1:12:24); 2nd at Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon (1:12:14); 11th at World Marathon Champs (2:27:53).
2008: 2nd at Houston Half Marathon (1:12:10); 13th at Olympic Trials Marathon (2:37:50); 11th at Olympic Trials 10,000m (33:18.56); 5th at the Chicago Marathon (2:31:33).
2007: 19th at Boston Marathon (2:44:56); 5th at USA 20 km Championships (1:10:08); 6th at USA Women’s 10 km Championships (33:22).
2006: 13th at USA 20 km Championships (1:12:43).
2005: 3rd at Pac-10 5,000m Championships (16:59.93).
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
Outdoor bests - 10 km road, 35:36; Half-Marathon, 1:11.37; Marathon, 2:23.54
2013: Outdoor bests - Half-Marathon, 70:51 (No. 2 in the USA); Marathon, 2:29.15 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 4 in the USA by T&FN)
2012: Outdoor bests -marathon, 2:25:55 (No. 2 in the USA, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
2011: Outdoor bests – 5,000m, 15:08.64 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 28 in the world) in; 10,000m, 31:37 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 23 in the world).14; Half Marathon, 1:10:34; Marathon, 2:22:38 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN)
2010: Indoor bests – 3,000m, 8:51.08 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 13 in the world); Outdoor bests – 5,000m, 15:29.78 (No. 8 in the USA); 10,000m, 32:06.85 (No. 4 in the USA); Marathon, 2:26:20 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 39 in the World, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
2009: Outdoor bests – 5,000m, 16:02.15; 10,000m, 32:25.78(No. 5 in the USA); Half Marathon, 1:12:14; Marathon, 2:27:53 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2008: Outdoor bests – 10,000m, 33:18.56 (No. 2 in the USA); Half Marathon, 1:12.10; Marathon, 2:31:33
2007: Outdoor bests – 10,000m, 34:01.89; Half Marathon, 1:12:54
2006: Outdoor bests – 5,000m, 16:46.53; 10,000m, 34:35.48
2005: Outdoor bests – 5,000m, 16:32.15