The morning warmup: Molly Huddle to debut in the NYC Marathon

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12 days ago

Rio Olympians Conley and Huddle to debut in NYC Marathon

The New York Road Runners announced on Wednesday that 5k American record-holder Molly Huddle and 2014 U.S. 10k champion Kim Conley will make their debut in the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon on November 6. “I’m really excited to race in New York. I’ve run the Dash to the Finish 5k and then got to ride in the lead car [for the marathon] so I’ve always been drawn to the...
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13 days ago

US 10,000-meter champ Huddle to make marathon debut in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) U.S. 10,000-meter champion Molly Huddle will make her marathon debut in New York in November. The 31-year-old Huddle ran the 5,000 meters at the 2012 Olympics and will try to make this summer's Rio Games again on the track at next month's U.S. trials. She is the two-time defending champ at 13.1 miles in the NYC Half. Huddle is from Elmira, New York, about 3 1/2...
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June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

B.A.A. 5K goes to Molly Huddle and Dejen Gebremeskel

Molly Huddle and Dejen Gebremeskel keep showing themselves as top talents as they each won the B.A.A 5K in their respective fields on Saturday. With winds topping out over 20 miles per hour it wasn’t going to be a record setting day, but winning times of 15:14 and 13:39 in such conditions are plenty impressive. Both Huddle and Gebremeskel are quite familiar with these titles considering...
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Molly Huddle wins 2016 NYC Half Marathon; Nearly breaks American record

If anyone has been crazy enough to doubt Molly Huddle and her legitimacy, then they ought to watch her New York City Half Marathon Sunday morning. It ought to be enough to turn them into believers as she ran a staggering 1:07:41, which was just seconds off an American record. In early February, I wrote about the tenacity of Molly Huddle. She’s not unbeatable; she’s been handed...
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Huddle of US defends NYC Half title, edging Chepkirui

NEW YORK (AP) American Molly Huddle defended her NYC Half title Sunday, edging Kenya's Joyce Chepkirui in a photo finish. Huddle and Chepkirui went 1-2 for the second straight year. Huddle won by just .08 seconds Sunday, with both women finishing the 13.1 miles through Manhattan in official times of 1 hour, 7 minutes, 41 seconds. Diane Nukuri of Burundi was third. Huddle is...
Via Associated Press
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Molly Huddle – Track and Field’s relentless athlete

What is it that even deems an athlete one of the greats? Maybe, it’s the number of wins they have to their name. Then again, a win doesn’t take into account the competition. Maybe, it’s the awards and accolades. Then again, awards and accolades disappear in time and their value fluctuates. In my mind, there’s really only one way to even get an idea, and it’s by meeting...
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Molly Huddle's Historic 10-Mile Win

Molly Huddle set a new course record for women on her way to her third national road title since Labor Day, in what has been a dominant autumn of running for the 31-year old from the United States.This win for her comes at the end of one of her greatest stretches of competition, beginning directly after her fourth place finish in the World-Championship 10,000m race, where an early...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

American Runner Celebrates Too Early, Costs Herself Bronze Medal (Video)

Molly Huddle did a fine job of running 9,999 meters. One tiny problem, though: The race she was running was 10,000 meters. The American track and field runner ensured she’ll be on blooper reels for the foreseeable future thanks to one very avoidable gaffe. Huddle was in position to medal in the final of the 10,000 meters at the world championships over the weekend. She felt comfortable...
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Molly Huddle, Leonard Korir win NYC Half titles

NEW YORK (AP) Upstate New York native Molly Huddle won the women's race at the NYC Half on Sunday. Kenya's Leonard Korir, who attended nearby Iona College, was the men's champion. Huddle, from Elmira, New York, tied the course record with a time of 1 hour, 8 minutes, 31 seconds on the 13.1-mile run through Manhattan. Kenya's Joyce Chepkirui was second in 1:08:42, and defending champ...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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