BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Participants in the Louisiana Half Marathon, happening this weekend, can run alongside an Olympian and champion marathon runner.
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.
She has also competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.