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April 4, 2021
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“It’s OK to hurt, it’s not OK to stop.”

MOLLY SEIDEL

The 25-year-old ran into the history books Saturday as the first-ever American woman to qualify for the U.S Olympic marathon team by racing in her very first marathon.

The part-time barista & babysitter overcame injuries and an eating disorder to return to competition after a decorated college running career.

Seidel qualified to represent the U.S. in the 2020 Summer Olympics by running the 26.2 mile course in about 2 hours and 27 minutes – or an average of under-6-minute miles. She previously said a 10-20th ranking during the marathon would be a “good day,” calling the qualifying race a “moonshot.” She finished 2nd.

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Sources:


https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a31093821/molly-seidel-marathon-trials-comeback/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2020/03/01/molly-seidel-makes-us-olympic-team-her-firste-ever-marathon/4922615002/

by Jenna Lee,

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