Desiree Linden, a two-time Olympian and the fourth fastest American marathoner of all time, finished seventh at the 2016 Olympic Marathon. A top five finisher in six World Marathon Majors, Linden narrowly missed winning Boston in 2011 by two seconds, running 2:22:38. She was also runner-up at the 2010 Chicago Marathon. Additional accomplishments include placing tenth at the 2009 IAAF World Marathon Championships, second at the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials and second in the 10,000m at the 2015 Pan American Games.
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