Desi Linden became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985 on Monday. Here’s some fun facts about the Arizona State alum.

1. She had some spot-on Monday motivation last month:

Some days it just flows and I feel like I’m born to do this, other days it feels like I’m trudging through hell. Every day I make the choice to show up and see what I’ve got, and to try and be better.

My advice: keep showing up.#MondayMotivaton #TogetherForward

— des_linden (@des_linden) March 5, 2018

2. She has a very good dog.

3. She’s a huge fan of whiskey. And has an incredibly reasonable balance on drinking while training.

From Outside.com:

I try to be a normal human when it comes to having a drink every now and then. Obviously, I’m not going to over-indulge the day before a big workout or long run, but if I feel like a drink after a long day I’ll go for it. A lot of our collection is pretty everyday stuff, so it’s nice to have a decent variety to pick from based on what I’m feeling like. I’ll usually grab something along the lines of Blanton’s, Elijah Craig, or Elmer T. Lee. If it’s an after-dinner treat I often find myself picking up Prichard’s Double Chocolate—don’t judge it until you’ve tried it! If I grab the Booker’s it’s probably been a long brutal week, so watch out world!

4. Speaking of indulging … she runs partially for the same reason we all run: The junk food you can eat afterward.

5. And she, along with her husband and two other runners, own a small-batch coffee company.

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Source:: For The Win

      

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