Published On: Thu, Aug 19th, 2021

Olympic Bronze Medalist Seidel to Run NYC Marathon

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NEW YORK—Olympic bronze medalist Molly Seidel is one of several standout American women planning to run the New York City Marathon in November, race organizers announced Wednesday. Seidel stunned even herself with a third-place finish in Tokyo this month in just the third 26.2-mile race of her career. An NCAA Division I champion at Notre Dame in the 3,000, 5,000, and 10,000 meter events, she is now the headliner for the NYC Marathon’s 50th running in her five-borough debut. “Since the beginning of 2021, I’ve had two races circled on my calendar: the Olympic Games’ marathon on Aug. 7 and the TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 7,” said Seidel, 27, who grew up in Wisconsin. “Winning the bronze medal in Sapporo showed that I can run with the best in the world, and on any given day, anything is possible.” Fellow U.S. Olympians Aliphine Tuliamuk, Sally Kipyego, and …

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