Molly Huddle, Oakley Mini-10k, photo by PhotoRun.net
Molly Huddle continues to show her high level of fitness, but most importantly, her ability to focus from 5k to the half marathon distance. Huddle won the CVS Health Downtown 5k, the USA 5k road championships on Sunday, for the fourth time.
This marks a summer where Huddle defended her 5000m title, taking the title in the final steps from Shannon Rowbury. Huddle broke her own AR for 5,000m, again battling Rowbury over the last 300 meters, and has since, won the New Haven 20k, and now the 5k distance.
Molly Huddle is putting her mark on American distance running like never before. Like Jenny Simpson, and Emma Coburn, Molly Huddle has used 2014 quite well to establish herself over the 5,000m-10,000m distances. Over 5,000 meters, in the US, only Shannon Rowbury has been able to come close to Molly Huddle.
That 5,000 meter record is pretty tough.
Watch Molly race just a few more races before closing down the 2014 season, resting, then preparing for the 2015 season!
Huddle 15:10 from EME News
PROVIDENCE (USA, Sep 21): Racing in her hometown, Providence’s own Molly Huddle used experience –and a finely timed kick– to claim her fourth USA 5-K National Championship here at the CVS Health Downtown 5-K. Sprinting up and over the course’s steepest hill with fewer than 400 meters remaining, Huddle stopped the clock in a personal best of 15:10. In second was Jordan Hasay (15:25) followed by last year’s runner-up, Emily Infeld (15:33). Seventh in 15:54 was Mary Cain, who called road racing “a whole different beast.” Diego Estrada won the men race in 13:57. German Fernandez and Maverick Darling placed second and third in 13:57 and 13:58. Fading in the final stretch was two-time IAAF World Championships medalist Matthew Centrowitz, who told Race Results Weekly that he misjudged the course and in turn lost the pop in his legs.