Top American distance pro runner Molly Huddle tells the story around her 2023 NYC Marathon, her first time racing this distance since having her first child, Josephine, in April 2022.

WRS featured Huddle in March of this year, 2023, to tell the story of her postpartum return to racing and how it all went down at the 2023 NYC Half Marathon. Immediately after that, Huddle was diagnosed with a serious injury.

In this episode, Huddle catches us up on her injury recovery, why she decided to run the NYC Marathon on November 5, as well as how the marathon unfolded, and her plans going forward. Huddle also shares what she’s been doing for the running community outside of racing, including raising money for &mother in conjunction with running NYC and helping to further the conversation around being a career athlete and becoming a mom.

Molly Huddle is already a legend in the running world, and her racing story continues to develop. She’s a two-time Olympian, multi-time national champion, and former American record holder in the 5000m and 10,000m. In addition, she is a strong voice in the women’s running space, as a writer, podcaster, and activist: she’s published many articles, co-wrote the book How She Did It: Stories, Advice, and Secrets to Success from Fifty Legendary Distance Runners, and is the co-host of the women’s sports podcast Keeping Track.

Huddle has been very deliberate about sharing her pregnancy and postpartum journey as a professional runner as a way of moving the sport forward and advocating for more support of professional running moms and moms to be.

Add to all that, Huddle shares fascinating details about running and racing at the professional level of the sport. Her insights are really cool.

Ways to Keep Up with Molly Huddle

Instagram: @mollyhuddle

Keeping Track podcast website:

Keeping Track podcast on Instagram: @keeptrackmedia

How She Did It book website:

How She Did It on Instagram: @howshediditbook

Mentioned in this Episode

Race Report: Molly Huddle + 2023 NYC Half Marathon:

&mother website:

&mother Instagram: @andmother_org

Dr. Kate Ackerman on Instagram: @drkateackerman

Hear Her Sports interview with Dr. Kate Ackerman:

Fastr at Stanford University:

Dr. Adam Tenforde, The Running Center:

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