Desiree Linden Wins Boston Marathon

First American Woman to Win in More Than Three Decades Des Linden won the 2018 women's division of the Boston Marathon, becoming the first American woman to do so since 1985. She overcame a driving rain, grueling winds, and temperatures in the 30’s to win the marathon of marathons. Linden, a veteran long-distance runner, competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. This was reportedly Linden’s sixth time competing in the Boston Marathon. In 2011 she finished second by just two seconds. She … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills’ Desiree Linden Finishes Strong at Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is not for the faint of heart, especially two years after the bombings. A shining moment came when Desiree Linden, a California native who now lives in Rochester Hills and trains with the Hanson-Brooks Team, finished as the top American woman in the marathon and took fourth place overall with a time of 2 hours, 25 minutes and 39 seconds. Read the full story on   … [Read more...]

Brooksie Way Minigrants to be Awarded as Last Call Goes Out for 2013 Race Registration

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will be awarding more than $7,000 in Brooksie Way Minigrants to six community organizations during the sponsor reception for the HealthPlus Brooksie Way. Running legends Bill Rodgers and Greg Meyer – the last American male to win the Boston Marathon – are expected to attend the reception at The Royal Park Hotel, 600 E. University, Rochester, Mich., on Wednesday, September 25 at 6 p.m. The Brooksie Way Minigrant program has awarded more than … [Read more...]