09 Nov Saucony Runner First American On NYC Marathon Podium Since 2010
Molly Huddle became the first American runner — male or female — to win a spot on the podium at this year’s New York City Marathon.
The a two-time Olympian, sponsored by Saucony, finished third in her first marathon race. Shalene Flanagan finished second in the NYC Marathon in 2010.
Huddle’s time was 2:28:13. Kenya’s Mary Keitany won for the third consecutive year, in 2:24:26. Sally Kipyego of Kenya placed second place, in 2:28:01.
Huddle has previously competed professionally in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters. She set the American record in the 10000 meters at the 2016 Olympics, with a time of 30:13.17.
On the men’s side, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, a 20-year-old Eritrean, became the youngest winner in race history, finishing in 2:07:15. Lucas Rotich of Kenya placed second, in 2:08:53, and Abdi Abdirahman, a 39-year-old Somali-born American who is based in Arizona, finished third, in 2:11:23. Abdirahman is sponsored by Nike.