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Molly Huddle is already a legend in the running world, and her story continues to develop. She’s a two-time Olympian, multi-time national champion, and American record setter. In addition, she is a strong voice in the women’s running space, as a writer and podcaster: 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.

In this episode, Molly shares how it all went down at the New York City Marathon, her second elite-level race since having her daughter in April 2022. Molly was also a spokesperson for the event, with a focus on her as a new mom, as well as a 3-time back to back to back champion at this race, 2015-2017.

Molly has been very deliberate about sharing her pregnancy and post-partum 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.

This episode covers not only Molly’s racing life leading up to and in the race, but also her larger role in the event, sharing her experience navigating professional running and motherhood. As she’s said, when you’re a professional runner, “your body is your business,” so planning to have a baby is something you give a lot of thought to. And it’s a process without a lot of guidance or enough support, yet.

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

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&mother Instagram: @andmother_org

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