She Has Wings: Desi Linden

Boston Marathon Winner; Sportsmanship MVP

Last month, Desi Linden became the first U.S. woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years. While INCREDIBLE, it was her sportsmanship that earned her both a victory and MVP status. When fellow U.S. runner Shalane Flanagan pulled off course for a pit stop, Desi slowed down, waited, and helped her catch back up with the elite pack. This moment of comradery reminds us how skills like teamwork, compassion, and resilience look good at any age and on any stage. Desi, for your fierce determination and girl power sportsmanship, we think you have wings! Read more on Desi here.