We caught up with Huddle's coach, Ray Treacy, after the race. Treacy was very satisfied with the way Molly Huddle closed her first marathon today and thinks a low 2:20s lies in her future.
â€œItâ€™s pretty exciting. I think she managed the race very well. I thought her last four miles were very impressive. That was encouraging to see that in her first marathon she could handle it as well as she did with the limited preparation that she had,â€ said Treacy who added that his pre-race advice to Huddle was not to run under 5:30 on any mile unless she absolutely had to stay with the leaders.
When asked what type of time Huddle was capable of down the road on a fast course, Treacy responded:
"I think that anyone that can run low 30 minutes for 10k should be looking at low 2:20. Iâ€™d be very disappointed if she couldnâ€™t run in that range in the marathon especially after seeing how she handled the marathon today - thatâ€™s not a worry anymore.
"We will be looking to go close to 2:20 in the next couple of races."