Linden, Sellers, Taylor to Compete in Philadelphia R’n’R Half

08/24/2018 - 11:55

Desiree “Des” Linden, winner of the Boston Marathon -- the first American woman to win the race in 33 years, will race against the surprising Boston runner-up, Sarah Sellers, at the Rock ’n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon on Sunday, Sept. 16.

Joining them will be Kellyn Taylor, who’s recent marathon of 2:24:28 at Grandma’s Marathon in June put her seventh on the list of all-time fastest U.S. women marathoners.

Linden is a two-time Olympian from San Diego, California who represented the United States at the last two Summer Olympic Games with her best finish coming in 2016 in Rio when she placed seventh. Her personal best in the marathon is 2:22:38 and 1:10:34 for the half marathon.

“I’ve enjoyed the post-Boston victory tour, but I’ve been itching to get back to racing,” said Linden. “I can’t wait to head to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon to test out the legs and find out where I’m at with my fall marathon training. With the fast course and stellar competition, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon always brings, it will be the perfect jumpstart to my fall racing season.”


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