Izzy Seidel

Ali on the Run Show Episode 236: Izzy Seidel, Tracksmith Marketing & Communications Associate

“I always knew Molly was going to qualify for the Olympics at some point. It was just a matter of when.”

During the last weekend in February, everyone was talking about one race: the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. But there was another race that same day, in that same city: Take the Bridge, which Izzy Seidel won. And if that last name sounds familiar — particularly in the context of having a great race in Atlanta on February 29 — that’s because Izzy’s sister is Molly Seidel, who finished second at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials that same day, solidifying her spot on the U.S. Olympic Team. On this episode, Izzy recaps that day in Atlanta from her perspective. What is it like when your sister (and roommate!) runs the Trials and lands a spot on the U.S. team? Izzy, who lives in Boston and works for Tracksmith, talks about watching the race, going on to win Take the Bridge, and then taking selfies with adoring fans — who thought she was Molly!

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • What’s making Izzy happy right now, and what her running looks like these days (3:10)
  • Recapping the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials from Izzy’s perspective (9:30)
  • On going on to run — and win — Take the Bridge later that night (33:30)
  • What Izzy and Molly’s relationship was like growing up (38:10)
  • All about Izzy’s job at Tracksmith (43:50)

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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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