Saturday, July 2, 2016

Emily Infeld Makes Olympic 10,000 Team

Emily Infeld made her first Olympic team on Saturday, placing second in the 10,000 behind Molly Huddle.

Emily ran with Huddle through 24 of the race’s 25 laps before the American 5,000-meter record holder pulled away to win in 31:41.62. Emily’s time was 31:46.09. Marielle Hall grabbed the final team spot in 31:54.77.

Today’s race was the first time Emily and Huddle had faced each other since last August’s world championships, where Emily nipped Huddle at at the line for the bronze medal. Today was also Emily’s first outdoor race of the year, because of a stress fracture in the spring.

Emily is joined on the U.S. team by her teammates Amy Cragg and Shalane Flanagan, who finished first and third at the marathon trials in February.

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