Des Linden | Choosing to Run



Join us Thursday, April 27th at 5:30 PM for a FREE event and book signing with Des Linden in celebration of her new book Choosing to Run.
Thanks to the Petoskey High School Cross Country Team, this event will be held in the Petoskey High School auditorium. Seating is limited, so an RSVP is required. Thank you for your understanding!
Phone: 231.347.1180

Preorder your copy of the book today! Available April 4th.
From the publisher: This is an inspirational memoir from Olympian and Boston Marathon winner Des Linden, telling her personal story, but also motivating others to live their best lives by creating a supportive personal and professional team, building their own personal business model and brand, and, of course, accomplishing their biggest goals and dreams in work and life, not just when they’re starting but when things get tough and they’re “closing the final 10K."

Choosing to Run takes readers through both the triumphs and greatest challenges of Des Linden’s career, including the day that, despite freezing rain and gusting winds, she experienced her career-defining win at the 2018 Boston Marathon. She discusses her unique journey, and how she got there despite being the underdog who wasn’t born with golden sneakers. After her historic win, Des became a cult fan and media favorite—she is regularly covered in the New York Times (one feature followed her unique take on the NYC Marathon during COVID), she appears as a marathon analyst on NBC Sports, and reaches hundreds of thousands of fans on social media. She has a full racing schedule through 2024, and she continues to be sponsored by her partner of 15 years, Brooks Running, which reaches 3.4M+ across social media and email. Friends who are excited to share the book include Des’s close friend Shalane Flanagan, Angela Duckworth, David Epstein, Rich Roll, Tedy Bruschi, and Ben Gibbard.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
307 East Lake Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
Choosing to Run: A Memoir By Des Linden, Bonnie D. Ford (With) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593186640
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dutton - April 4th, 2023

Featuring both the story of an historic, unforgettable win and insight into the life of an indelible champion, Choosing to Run is a truly inspirational memoir from Boston Marathon winner and Olympian Des Linden, sharing her personal story and what motivates her to keep showing up.