Marathoner Molly Seidel on Taking Adversity in Stride

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Molly Seidel was supposed to be in Japan this summer for the Olympics, but that’s not happening due to the global impact of COVID-19. Fortunately, the 25-year-old decorated track athlete from Wisconsin is used to curveballs. Sometimes, they’re bad, like when an eating disorder led to osteopenia, which resulted in a hip injury that required surgery in 2018. Sometimes, they’re good, like when she decided to run a marathon for the first time ever—at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, where she finished second and punched her (now delayed) ticket to Tokyo. She’s taking the postponement exactly as a runner should: in stride. — as told to Ashley Mateo

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Tokyo, the Long Way: Marathoner Molly Seidel on Taking Adversity in Stride

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