Runners braved strong winds and tough conditions at the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon today while Brooks Runners Desiree Linden and Ryan Vail made their presence known.
Desi crossed the line first for the U.S. in the women’s elite races. Ryan Vail showed a strong finish in second among U.S. runners with today’s 2:15 finish.
Carrying the American field, Desi worked diligently during the past year-and-a-half after suffering a femoral stress fracture leading into the 2012 Olympics. A top-10 finish at this year’s Boston Marathon and today’s 2:28 finish evidence her return to the top of the U.S marathon field and solidify her spot as a contender for the 2016 Olympic Team. Desi, who trains on the Hansons-Brooks Original Distance Project, wanted to make sure she was ready and confident for the NYC marathon before starting. Today she proved that she was.
Congratulations to Desiree Linden, Ryan Vail — and runners of all levels for your incredible accomplishment!