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2018 Boston Marathon winner will run Louisiana Half Marathon

(Source: The Louisiana Marathon)
Updated: Jan. 15, 2019 at 4:18 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Participants in the Louisiana Half Marathon, happening this weekend, can run alongside an Olympian and champion marathon runner.

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Des Linden, the winner of the 2018 Boston Marathon will be in Baton Rouge this weekend for a meet Friday and Sunday. She’s also running the Louisiana Half Marathon on Sunday.

Friday, January 18

  • 3:30 p.m. - Meet & Greet at SHIPT Expo

Sunday, January 20

  • 7 a.m. - Des will run the Half Marathon
  • 10:30 a.m. - Q&A at Finish Festival stage

Linden, a California native, became the first American in 33 years to win the women’s category in the Boston Marathon. She’s training to defend her title in Boston this April.

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She has also competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

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