Jaybird Teams Up With Des Linden To Inspire Future Generations of Runners
March 9, 2021
The leading U.S. marathoner sets her sights on new adventures in ultramarathons and a world record attempt with Jaybird
PARK CITY, Utah — March 9, 2021—Jaybird, the leader in wireless headphones for outdoor sports and fitness enthusiasts, announced its partnership with American long-distance runner, Des Linden. Linden is a two-time Olympian in the marathon, representing the U.S. in 2012 and 2016, and won the Boston Marathon in 2018 becoming the first American in 33 years to win the women’s category. Jaybird will be supporting Des as she sets her sights on new goals this year, preparing for her first ultramarathon and training to beat the women’s 50K world record this spring. She and Jaybird teamed up in this new adventure to inspire future generations of runners, through music and community, to set bold new goals.
Together, Linden and Jaybird are working to build an inclusive running community through grassroots-focused running activations and other initiatives. As one of the leading U.S. marathoners, Linden is now looking to expand her horizons and embark on two bold new adventures this year — running her first ultramarathon and setting her sights on the women’s 50K world record. At the same time, she wants to share her motivation to grow and encourage others to push their limits as well.
“This past year has been challenging for everyone, yet it’s inspiring to see so many people discovering running as a means to stay healthy, both mentally and physically,” said Des Linden. “I’ve personally been focused on training and evolving my running style. I’m curious to see what happens after 26.2 miles, and know that music will play a big role in maintaining momentum and motivation. I’m so glad to be working with Jaybird, a brand that is leading the industry with athlete-made products that can withstand the demands of training. I can rely on my Vista earbuds to get me through even the toughest and longest runs.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Des; she is a trailblazer, and an inspiration to the running community and the Jaybird brand,” said Jaybird CEO, Jamie Parker. “We can’t wait to share Des’s story and support her on her mission to set a new standard in the 50K. Above all, both Des and the Jaybird brand hope our shared journey will continue to inspire the community to keep pursuing their goals in challenging times.”
Jaybird will be following Linden’s training leading up to her 50K world record attempt scheduled for mid-April in Oregon and sharing her inspiring journey with the world as she trains with Jaybird Vista earbuds to break her next record. With her rigorous training schedule across a variety of terrains and running environments, she has leaned on Jaybird Vista’s IPX7 EarthProof construction which endures the most difficult workouts while still offering a secure and comfortable fit. Whether Des is enjoying a short run, taking on a 50K or finding time to relax and recover, Jaybird Vista powers every adventure and keeps athletes like Des motivated with premium sound and up to 16 hours of battery.
Visit Jaybird’s Instagram channel and website in the coming months for updates and a behind the scenes look as Des pushes her limits and how other athletes are embarking on new adventures. More information about Jaybird and Vista true wireless sports earbuds can be found at jaybirdsport.com.
Established in 2006, Jaybird is a pioneer in sports Bluetooth wireless headphones for runners and outdoor and fitness enthusiasts. Developed in close collaboration with our team of professional athletes, Jaybird earbuds feature secure comfort-fit and incredible, customizable sound in an adventure-proof, compact form factor. Jaybird has established itself as the preeminent brand for athletes who love to power their passion with their favorite audio content, from music to podcasts, all without wires.
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