Molly Huddle racing at the 2011 Bay Area Cross Challenge
|Born||31 August 1984|
|Residence||Providence, Rhode Island|
|Event(s)||5000 m, 10,000 m Cross country|
|College team||Notre Dame Fighting Irish|
|Coached by||Ray Treacy|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||1500 m: 4:09.22
3000 m: 8:58.51
5000 m: 14:42.64 NR
10,000 m: 30:47.59
Molly Huddle (born August 31, 1984) is an American long-distance runner who competes in track and cross country running events. Huddle set the American record in the 5000 meters at the 2014 Herculis Diamond League meet in Fontvieille, Monaco (14:42.64).
Huddle currently lives and trains in Providence, Rhode Island, and is sponsored by Saucony. She is coached by Ray Treacy (who is also the Cross Country and Track and Field coach at Providence College) and trains with Kim Smith and Roisin McGettigan.
Huddle attended high school at Notre Dame High School in Elmira, New York, where she won multiple state championships in cross country and track. Her high school did not have a cross country team, so Huddle was the only member. In fact, they had not had a full team since 1987, however, a team was started in the fall of 2014.
Huddle went to University of Notre Dame for college (2003-2007), and was a 10-time All American. In 2004 Molly Huddle set a University of Notre Dame woman 5000 meters outdoor record at Mt. SAC Relays in 15:32.55.
Huddle's 19th place finish at the 2010 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland helped the American team win a bronze medal. On October 11, 2010, Huddle won her third consecutive USA Women's 10k road race championship in Boston, Massachusetts.
She was the runner-up at the 2011 USA Cross Country Championships, earning a spot for the world championships team. Huddle again helped the American team win a bronze medal at the 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, finishing 17th overall. On June 24, 2011, Huddle captured the 5000m at the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a time of 15:10.01. Her performance qualified her for the 2011 World Championships in Athletics. After battling injuries during the 2011 summer, Huddle failed to qualify during her heat at the World Championships.
On June 28, 2012 she qualified for the American squad for the 2012 London Olympics in the 5000m. After running 15:02.26 in the Semifinals, Huddle finished 15:20.29 in the Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's 5000 metres final to finish 11th.
On August 17, 2013, she finished 6th in the women's 5000-meter in the 2013 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 5000 metres in Moscow, the highest American female finish ever in that event at the World Championships. Huddle's time of 15:05.73 earned a 6th place in the final.
On November 17, 2013, Huddle won the 12k U.S. National championship in 37:50. Molly Huddle Sets 12-K World Best.
On March 15th, Molly beat Kenya’s Joyce Chepkirui with an 11 second margin to win the 2015 New York City Half Marathon in a personal best of 1:08:31. For this victory, Huddle was shown in Marie Claire magazine's "The 8 Greatest Moments for Women in Sports".
|Indoor||3000 m||9:09.34||Syracuse, NY||22 FEB 2004|
|5000 m||15:13.86||Boston (BU), MA||02 MAR 2014|
|Outdoor||1500 m||4:09.22||Brasschaat||July 11, 2009|
|Mile||4:26.8||Dublin, Ireland||July 11, 2014|
|3000 m||8:58.51||London||August 3, 2008|
|5000 m||14:42.64 NR||Fontvieille||July 18, 2014|
|10000 m||30:47.59||Palo Alto, California||May 4, 2014|
|Road||15k||49:07||New York City, NY||March 15, 2015|
|20k||1:05:03||New York City, NY||March 15, 2015|
|Half Marathon||1:08:31||New York City, NY||March 15, 2015|
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- Gerweck, Jim (May 2011). "Molly Huddle Finds Herself in Providence". Running Times. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
- Battaglia, Joe. "Huddle humbled by American record run in 5000m". Universal Sports. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
- Hersh, Philip. "ND alum Huddle sets U.S. record in 5,000". Chicago Breaking Sports. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
- "March 29: U.S. Women Earn World Cross Country Bronze". Runner's World. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
- "Huddle wins third straight U.S 10 km title". US Track and Field. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- Flanagan dominates and Vaughn surprises as Team USA places decided for Punta Umbria. IAAF/USATF (2011-02-06). Retrieved on 2011-02-06.
- "The latest news from the USOC - March 22". The Kansas City Star. 22 March 2011.
- Bellamy, Rob. "USA Track & Field: Molly Huddle’s winning scenario turns into reality in women’s 5,000". The Register-Guard. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
- "Notre Dame Track and field: Injury catches up with ex-Irish star Molly Huddle". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
- Estes, Jim (2012-02-12). Hall and Mack take USA XC titles. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-02-12.
- (2012-06-28). Culley, Huddle and Conley make Olympic team in women’s 5000 meters. Washington Post. Retrieved on 2012-06-28.
- Official IAAF results, http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/14th-iaaf-world-championships-4873/results/women/5000-metres/final/result#resultheader, retrieved on 2013-08-22.
- Molly Huddle Is First American to Win NYC Half
- Friedman, Megan. "Historic Moments in Female Sports – Athletic Women". Marieclaire.com. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
- Stout, Erin. "Distance runner Molly Huddle takes long view". ESPN. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
- Biographies Huddle Molly. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-28.
- "2014 Morton Games - Full Results". Morton Games. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
- "Barr and English shatter stadium records at Morton Games". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 13 July 2014.