Desiree Linden

The Mindset That Wins: Strategies of an Elite Champion Runner

Desiree LindenIf anyone knows persistence and how to stay motivated, it’s Desiree Linden, last year’s winner of the Boston Marathon in the women’s category and the first American to win in 33 years.

Here’s a peek into Linden’s winning mindset.

It starts with a no-regrets attitude.

Linden had success as a college athlete, but she wasn’t one of those stars that everyone was watching. Still, she decided to pursue her dream of going pro.

“For me, it was worth the risk of answering that ‘what if’ question,” Linden explains. “I felt like I had the ability, and if I just put in a little bit more time, maybe I could do something special. There were no guarantees that I could even make a living, but I didn’t want to look back in 10 years and go, ‘What if?’” Read More

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. Read More

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