Providence’s Finest, Molly Huddle and Emily Sisson, Set to Compete at the 2017 World Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Who: NE Distance Board member and avid supporter, Molly Huddle, and her training partner, Emily Sisson
What: 2017 Outdoor World Track and Field Championships
Where: London, Great Britain
- 10,000m (Molly and Emily) – Saturday August 5th at 3:10pm EST
- 5,000m (Molly) – Saturday August 13th at 3:35pm EST
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Molly Huddle takes on The Double
In what may be her final appearance at a World Track and Field Championship (after a highly successful debut last October, her transition to the marathon will soon begin in earnest), Molly Huddle will be performing a truly remarkable feat: the 10,000m / 5,000m double. Although the two events will take place a week apart – with the grueling, 25-lap 10,000m race mercifully taking place first – pulling off such a double on the world’s most competitive stage will be no simple task, even for a two-time Olympian and American record holder. But if the weeks and months of intense training carefully constructed by coach Ray Treacy weren’t enough to show she’s prepared, the fact that she successfully completed this double at the 2017 USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships back in June – and with a mere 24 hours between the two events – demonstrates that she is up to the task. After finishing 6th last year in Rio in the fastest women’s 10,000m race in history, look for Molly to mix it up with the world’s best in both races and once again prove that she’s America’s greatest female distance runner.
Emily Sisson makes her official debut for Team USA
Although Emily Sisson competed on numerous junior US teams throughout her high school career, Saturday’s 10,000m race will mark the first time shes represented the United States in senior competition. The 25-year-old New Balance-sponsored runner, who joined Ray Treacy’s Providence-based, post-collegiate training group in 2015, is heading to London on a massive upswing. So far in 2017 she set a personal best of 15:02 for 5,000m, ran 1:08:21 in her debut half marathon, and finished 3rd in the 10,000m at the USATF Outdoor T&F Championships in personal best time of 31:25. With a string of great performances under her belt, in addition to months training alongside one of the world’s best, Emily looks ready to make a grand entrance to the international stage.