Ray Treacy told us years ago Emily Sisson was made for the marathon and she backed that up today by negative splitting a 2:23:08 - 71:49, 71:19 - to finish 6th in her marathon debut.
2:23:08 is the 2nd best American debut ever (Jordan Hasay ran 2:23:00 at Boston) and make Sisson the 6th fastest American ever according to Track and FIeld News.
2:19:36 Deena Kastor (Asics) 4/23/06
2:20:57 Jordan Hasay (Nike Oregon Project) 10/08/17
2:21:14 Shalane Flanagan (Nike) 9/28/14
2:21:21 Joan Samuelson (Athletics West) 10/20/85
2:21:42 Amy Cragg (Bowerman TC) 2/25/18
2:22:38′ Desiree Linden (Hansons) 4/18/11
2:23:08 Emily Sisson (New Balance) 4/28/19
Interview on the two Americans here:
Post-race interview with Sisson.
Molly Huddle after her 2:26:33 12th place