2018 Session | Your Personal Best: Winning the Marathon… of Life!

Sometimes the worst thing in your life can inspire you to action, and sometimes that action can change the world. Let’s get up close and personal with iconic Olympian athlete Des Linden. She’s the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years, with an unofficial time of 2:39.54—more than 10 minutes off her personal record despite Boston’s harsh cold, wet and windy weather conditions. Don’t be fooled, this session is not about running—it is about overcoming the impossible and changing lives. We will explore breaking gender barriers, perseverance, teamwork, and many other valuable insights that will leave you feeling empowered and ready to re-examine your own life to develop a sense of vision to go the distance.

Moderator: Linda Henry, managing director, Boston Globe and co-founder, HUBweek

Speaker: Desiree Linden, 2018 Boston Marathon Champion, U.S. Olympian, coffee aficionado and co-founder, linden & true

Emcee: Brooke Bass, the Senior Vice President and Manager, Property Field Operations for Global Retail Markets US Claims, Liberty Mutual

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