November 15, 2015
Molly Huddle capped off a tremendous 2015 road season by winning the .US 12k Championships in dominant fashion in 38:36 over Sara Hall’s 39:02. Huddle’s win earned her $40,000 ($20,000 for the win and $20,000 for winning the 2015 USA Running Circuit Title), her sixth USA national title on the roads in 2015, and left her undefeated on the roads for the year. (For a pre race article on Huddle’s domination click here)
On the victory Huddle said, “I was really happy to come away with the win and cap off the road season well. I was feeling a little tired so I was glad to be able to pull it off.”
The only USA road titles Huddle didn’t win this year are the ones she didn’t run – the mile, half marathon, 25k, and the marathon.
Speaking of the marathon the US Olympic Marathon Trials are in 3 months in Los Angeles. When asked if there was a chance if she’d make her marathon debut at the Trials Huddle didn’t 100% rule it out saying, “Probably not. I’ll never say never, but probably not.”
LetsRun.com’s Robert Johnson followed up asking why Huddle didn’t rule it out 100% and she said, “Just because I have taken to the roads pretty well, but I’ll likely delay the marathon debut.”
At the award ceremony she said she would likely do the 10,000m at the Olympics Trials with a half marathon buildup.
Huddle is taking a staycation in Providence this week and then will spend Thanksgiving at her parents in upstate New York, and then it will be back to training after two weeks of rest. She’ll use that time to figure out with her coach Ray Treacy (brother of 1984 Olympic silver medallist in the marathon, John) what is next.
That gives running fans two weeks to wonder if Huddle might actually run the Olympic Marathon Trials. Discuss here: Huddle Leaves Open Possibility of Doing Olympic Marathon Trials