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Linden Claims World 50K Crown

Apr 13, 2021

EUGENE, Oregon - The women's 50K world record holder wears Maroon and Gold!
Two-time Olympian and 2018 Boston Marathon champion Desiree Linden (Davila)'05 set a new world record for the 50K today after finishing in 2:59:54, over seven minutes faster than Aly Dixon who ran 3:07:20 on Sept. 1, 2019 at the 50K World Championships in Romania. The San Diego, Calif. native ran in Eugene, Oregon on Tuesday April 13 and averaged a pace of 5:47 per mile.


Linden most recently ran to a fourth-place finish at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials on Feb. 29, 2020 where she crossed the line in 2:29.03. Prior to that, she took fifth in the 2019 Boston Marathon and sixth in the 2019 New York City Marathon.
Linden ran distance at ASU from 2001-05 where she earned All-American status twice in 2003 (cross country and outdoor 5K). She ran in four NCAA XC Championships and two outdoor championships.