Ali on the Run Show Episode 51: Molly Huddle

The Ali on the Run Show

Episode 51

Guest: Molly Huddle

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You know her, you love her, and she’s here today: Molly Huddle! Molly is a professional distance runner and 25-time national title holder who lives and trains in Providence, RI. On this episode, Molly talks about her Olympic dreams that started when she was young, and what it’s been like to actually achieve those dreams — twice. She talks about what it’s actually like competing at the Olympics (she represented Team USA in the 5K in 2012 and in the 10K in 2016), and explains why last year’s Olympics felt “like a local road race.” She also talks about the relationship between United States female distance runners right now (warm fuzzy alert!), how she trains her mental game, and her scariest career moments. Plus, she reflects on her marathon debut (at the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon), talks about being at the finish line for Shalane Flanagan’s 2017 NYCM win, and shares what’s next. (Since recording this episode, Molly has announced she will officially be racing the Boston Marathon in 2018! Go Molly!)

Stuff We Mention on this Episode: 

TCS New York City Marathon

United Airlines NYC Half

Shalane Flanagan


Ray Treacy

Providence College


Mary Keitany

Meb Keflezighi

Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K

Runner Girl emoji


University of Notre Dame

Houston Half Marathon


Cumberland Monestary

All Saints

Joan Benoit Samuelson

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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