Huddle racing at the 2011 Bay Area Cross Challenge
|Born||August 31, 1984|
|Residence||Providence, Rhode Island|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Event(s)||5000 m, 10,000 m Cross country|
|College team||Notre Dame|
|Coached by||Ray Treacy|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||1500 meters: 4:08.09
3000 meters: 8:42.99
5000 meters: 14:42.64 NR
10,000 meters: 30:47.59
|Updated on October 9, 2015.|
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. 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 (1998–2002), 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 twice earned All-America honors in outdoor track and field (one and two mile runs), while also garnering All-America recognition in indoor track and field and cross country as a senior. Huddle did not start running cross country until her senior year because high school did not have a team and ran as one-runner team in 2001 with her father as coach. Huddle was undefeated in cross country during the senior year regular season, winning conference, regional and state titles, set 12 course records and finished fourth at 2001 FootLocker National Cross Country Championships. Huddle earned two outdoor track conference, regional and state champion. Huddle won the 2002 Nike Indoor Classic (one mile) and 2002 adidas Outdoor Championships (two mile) as a senior, setting a meet record in the former event (4:46) while she established new national high school record in outdoor two-mile run (10:01).
Huddle went to University of Notre Dame for college (2002–2006), and was a 10-time All American. In 2004 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.
At the 2012 USA Cross Country Championships she was leading throughout but was beaten at the finish line by Sara Hall, ending the race as runner-up. In June the same year, Huddle finished 2nd by 0.8 seconds to Julie Culley in the 5000 meters 2012 United States Olympic Trials (track and field). 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.
In June 2013, Huddle finished 2nd by 2 seconds to Jennifer Simpson in the 5000 meters 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. 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 May 4, 2014, Huddle improved her 10,000 meters time to 30:47.59 in Palo Alto, California at the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford University. The following month, on June 14, she broke the American record at the New York Mini 10K with a time of 31:37. On June 27, Huddle won another 5,000 meters US outdoor title in Sacramento, California with a time of 15:01.56, passing Shannon Rowbury in the final meters (15:01.71). At the Morton Games on July 11, 2014, she won the International Women's Mile in 4:26.8 breaking a stadium record and setting a new pb. On July 18, Huddle ran a personal best mark of 14:42.64 to improve her own outdoor 5000 metres United States records in track and field the Diamond League Herculis Monaco. On November 16, 2014, Huddle won the 12k U.S. National championship in 38:08.
On March 15, Huddle 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".
Huddle set Championship Record at USATF 10 Mile Championships on October 4. Janet Cherobon-Bawcom won the CU Cherry Blossom / USA 10 Mile Championships 2014 and set a women's only start American Record and championship record in 52:12. Janet's championship record stood a year when Molly Huddle won the USA 10 Mile Championships 2015 in 51:44, but the course is not certified for American Record due to it being a point-to-point course that exceeds a 78% separation from start to finish.
|Indoor||3000 m||9:09.34||Syracuse, NY||February 22, 2004|
|5000 m||15:13.86||Boston (BU), MA||March 2, 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||10k||32:16||Boston, MA||October 12, 2015|
|12k||37:50||Alexandria, VA||November 17, 2013|
|15k||49:07||New York City, NY||March 15, 2015|
|10 mile||51:44||Twin Cities, MN||October 4, 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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- (2012-06-28). Culley, Huddle and Conley make Olympic team in women’s 5000 meters. Washington Post. Retrieved on 2012-06-28.
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