The winner of the Boston Marathon explains how to survive a marathon, from signing up to crossing the finish line

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Boston Marathon champion Des Linden is the first American woman to win the event since 1985.
Linden shared some tips on how to run a marathon successfully with Business Insider.
The marathon is a grueling event, but Linden’s advice can help you make the most of your training — not to mention succeed on the day of the big race.

Boston Marathon champion Des Linden made history. The professional runner is the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985.

She also previously represented the US at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics.

During an interview with Business Insider last year, Linden said that she thought the event was “insane” when she first became involved in the world of running. But, since joining the Hansons-Brooks Original Distance Project, she’s established herself as a dominant figure in marathon running.

The event is no walk in the park. It’s ancient origin story involves a soldier named Pheidippides dropping dead after running 26.2 miles in order to report news of the Greeks’ victory in the Battle of Marathon.

But Linden has some tips on how to set yourself up for success in the big race.

Here’s Linden’s advice on how to run a marathon:

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Make sure you’ve decided to run a marathon for the right reasons

“A lot of first-time runners think, ‘Oh, the marathon is sexy,'” Linden said. “It’s what you want to put on your bucket list.”

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Source:: Business Insider


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