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Molly Seidel, the 2021 Olympic bronze medalist in the marathon, has withdrawn from the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, which
was to be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024.
In a heartfelt video posted on her Instagram account this morning, https://www.instagram.com/reel/C2znjZfrplK/?igsh=MWtmd2FkbWNybWphYg%3D%3D, Molly
noted that she had been dealing with this injury for over a month. Molly thanked her entire team and noted that she had done all that she could, but a month ago,
her knee took a turn for the worse.
Noting that she "could not run hard for a marathon on the current condition of her knee, Molly noted that she had to withdraw. Molly Seidel noted, that since her
bronze medal in Tokyo in August 2021, she had been planning on racing in the 2024 Marathon Trials.
A fine collegiate runner at the University of Notre Dame, they went Pro post-Notre Dame, having been coached by Tim Broe from 2017-2019. Since 2019, Molly has been coached by Jon Green. 
Molly Seidel is known for her sense of humor and her honesty on mental health on social media. Her racing is old school: get out well, keep the pace honest and gut it out. 
As many recall, Molly's first marathon was the 2020 Olympic trials, where Molly took second. In Tokyo, Molly held on in the heat and humidity of Sapporo to take the Olympic bronze. 
In October 2023, Molly Seidel ran a PB of 2:23.07 for 8th place, finishing as the second American and completing her first marathon in 18 months. 
We wish Molly Seidel a speedy recovery. 
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