Molly Huddle

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Molly Huddle
MollyHuddle.jpg
Huddle racing at the 2011 Bay Area Cross Challenge
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1984-08-31) August 31, 1984 (age 33)
Residence Providence, Rhode Island
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Sport
Event(s) 5000 m, 10,000 m Cross country
College team Notre Dame
Turned pro 2007
Coached by Ray Treacy
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 1500 meters: 4:08.09[1]
3000 meters: 8:42.99[1]
5000 meters: 14:42.64[1] NR
10,000 meters: 30:13.17 [1] NR
Marathon: 2:28:13
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 5,000 meters at the 2014 Herculis Diamond League meet in Fontvieille, Monaco (14:42.64), which has since been broken by Shannon Rowbury. She also set the American record in the 10,000 meters at the 2016 Olympics, with a time of 30:13.17.

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.[2]

Running career[edit]

High School[edit]

Huddle attended high school at Notre Dame High School in Elmira, New York (1998–2002),[3] where she won multiple state championships in cross country and track.[4] 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.[2]

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 her 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).

Collegiate[edit]

Huddle went to University of Notre Dame for college (2002–2006),[5][6] and was a 10-time All-American.[3][4] In 2004 Huddle set a University of Notre Dame woman 5000 meters outdoor record at Mt. SAC Relays in 15:32.55.[7]

2006-2010[edit]

2006 Huddle placed ninth in 5,000 m in 15:44.66 at 2006 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.[8]

2007 Huddle placed sixth in 10,000 m in 33:09.27 at 2007 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.[9]

2008 Huddle placed ninth in 10,000 m in 33:17.73 and tenth in 5,000 m in 15:42.19 at 2008 United States Olympic Trials (track and field).[10]

2009 Huddle placed 5th in 10,000 m at 2009 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in a time of 32:43.11 behind Amy Begley-Yoder, Shalane Flanagan, Katie McGregor and Magdalena Lewy-Boulet.[11]

2010

Huddle's 19th-place finish at the 2010 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland helped the American team win a bronze medal.[12]

Huddle earned a silver medal in 5000 m at 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in a time of 15:30.89 behind Lauren Fleshman.[13]

She set the American record in the 5000 meters at the 2010 Memorial Van Damme Diamond League meet in Brussels, Belgium (14:44.76).[4][14][15]

On October 11, 2010, Huddle won her third consecutive United States Women's 10k road race championship in Boston, Massachusetts.[16]

2011-2016[edit]

She was the runner-up at the 2011 USA Cross Country Championships, earning a spot for the world championships team.[17] Huddle again helped the American team win a bronze medal at the 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, finishing 17th overall.[18]

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.[19] After battling injuries during the 2011 summer, Huddle failed to qualify during her heat at the World Championships.[20]

2012

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.[21] 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.[22] 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.

2013

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.[23] Huddle's time of 15:05.73 earned a 6th place in the final.

On November 17, 2013, Huddle won the 12k United States National championship in 37:50, 8 seconds ahead of Shalane Flanagan.[24] Molly Huddle Sets 12-K World Best aka World Record.[25][26]

2014

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.[27][28][29] 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).[30] 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.[31][32] On July 18, Huddle ran a personal best mark of 14:42.64[33] to improve her own outdoor 5000 metres[34][35][36][37] United States records in track and field the Diamond League Herculis Monaco. On November 16, 2014, Huddle won the 12k United States National championship in 38:08.[38][39]

2015

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.[40] For this victory, Huddle was shown in Marie Claire magazine's "The 8 Greatest Moments for Women in Sports".[41]

On June 25, Huddle won the 10,000 meters at the 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.[42] This is her first United States 10k title.[43]

At the 2015 Beijing World Championships, Huddle finished fourth in the 10,000 m, being caught in the final steps by team member Emily Infeld due to a premature celebration.[44][45]

Huddle won a national title at the United States 5k road championships.[46]

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.[47][48][49][50] Janet's championship record stood a year when Molly Huddle won the United States 10 Mile Championships 2015 in 51:44,[51] 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.[52]

Huddle won her 19th USATF title on October 12, in a women's only 10 km (road) at Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women with her time of 32:16.[53]

Huddle won the US National 12K road race Championship in Alexandria, VA on November 15, 2015 finishing in 38:36.[54]

2016

On February 20, 2016 Huddle finished a close second in the Millrose Games women's indoor 5000 meters in 14:57.31, behind Betsy Saina.[55]

Huddle won the New York City Half Marathon on March 20 with a time of 1:07:41, narrowly beating Joyce Chepkirui at the finish line.[56][57] The time was just 7 seconds off Deena Kastor's American record of 1:07:34 at the 2006 Berlin Half Marathon, and the fastest American for a women's only race.

On April 16, Huddle won the B.A.A. 5k with a time of 15:14.[58]

In July Huddle won the 5000 meters in 15:05.01 and 10,000 meters in 31:41.62 at 2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field).

On August 12, 2016 Huddle achieved an American record 30:13.17 in the 10,000 meters at the 2016 Olympics while placing sixth, breaking Shalane Flanagan's 2008 Olympic time of 30:22.22. The world record was broken in the same race by Almaz Ayana in a time of 29:17.45.

In November 2016, Huddle ran the New York City Marathon as her marathon debut. She finished in 3rd place in 2:28:13.[59]

2017[edit]

Molly Huddle won the 2017 New York Road Runners New York Half Marathon in 68:19, 2 seconds ahead of her training partner Emily Sisson.[60] Her half marathon time is US All-time top 10.[61]

On June 22nd and 25th, Huddle raced at 2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships to earn gold (1st place) 10,000 meters in 31:19.86 and bronze (3rd place) 5,000 meters in 15:15.29.

On August 5th, Huddle ran 31:24.78 to place 8th in 2017 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 10,000 metres. On August 10 and 13, Huddle ran 15:05.28 to place 12th in 2017 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 5000 metres.

Former Notre Dame Fighting Irish champs Molly Huddle & Molly Seidel race to action on the road at 2017 USATF Road 5k Championships Abbott Dash to the Finishline 5k finish 1st and 2nd respectively for 5 km to times of 15:24 and 15:35 (Huddle's 25th US National title).[62] [63]

Personal life[edit]

Huddle is married to Canadian middle distance runner Kurt Benninger, who also ran for University of Notre Dame, where he earned six All-American honors in track and cross country.[64] Huddle is also credited, in part, for the creation of the female runner emoji, along with her coach, Roisin McGettigan. [65]

Personal bests[edit]

Track Event Time (min) Venue Date
Indoor 3000 m 9:00.82 New York (Armory), NY February 20, 2016
5000 m 14:57.31 New York (Armory), NY February 20, 2016
Outdoor 1500 m 4:08.09 Lignano Sabbiadoro July 16, 2013[66]
Mile 4:26.84 Dublin, Ireland July 11, 2014[67][68]
3000 m 8:42.99 London July 26, 2013[66]
5000 m 14:42.64* Fontvieille July 18, 2014[66]
10000 m 30:13.17 NR Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 12, 2016
Road 10k 32:16 Boston, MA October 12, 2015[53]
12k 37:50 Alexandria, VA November 17, 2013
15k 48:18 New York City, NY March 20, 2016
10 mile 51:44 Twin Cities, MN October 4, 2015
20k 1:04:06 New York City, NY March 20, 2016 NRAR
Half Marathon 1:07:41[69] New York City, NY March 20, 2016
Marathon 2:28:13 New York City, NY November 6, 2016
* Huddle set the U.S. 5000m record in July 18, 2014, which was broken on September 9, 2016 by Shannon Rowbury.[70]

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