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New York City Marathon: Olympian Molly Seidel breaks record with broken ribs, Shalane Flanagan finishes 6-in-6 journey

Olympic bronze medalist Molly Seidel didn’t allow a couple of broken ribs to impede her first New York City Marathon, and just her fourth long distance race generally.

Seidel completed fourth in the Sunday race with an individual best and the quickest time by an American lady in New York. Her season of 2:24:42 dominated Kara Goucher’s record of 2:25:53 set in 2008.

Seidel, 27, told journalists after the race she broke a “couple” of ribs a couple of months prior, however didn’t expand on the injury. She said it ruined her preparation.

Peres Jepchirchir (2:22:39) dominated the ladies’ race by pulling away from Viola Cheptoo (2:22:44) in the last meters. Both are from Kenya. Ababel Yeshaneh (2:22:52) of Ethiopia completed third.

What’s more, Shalane Flanagan finished her endeavors to run six long distance race in six weeks, an uncommon accomplishment that was made conceivably simply because of rescheduled occasions. She completed the NYC Marathon with her best completion of every one of the six at 2:33:32.

Seidel’s ascent in the long distance race positions has been fast. Her first long distance race was 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trial held in Atlanta in February of 2020. She turned into the most youthful lady to make an Olympic long distance race group beginning around 1992 with the hour of 2:27:31, useful for second. In her second profession long distance race she completed 6th at the London Marathon (2:25:13).

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