Brookfield native Molly Seidel qualifies for 2020 Olympics on her first marathon run

US Marathon Trials Olympics
Posted at 11:51 AM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 12:51:22-05

ATLANTA — A Brookfield native has qualified for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo in her marathon debut.

Molly Seidel became a first-time Olympic qualifier at the U.S. Olympic Women's Marathon Trials in Atlanta over the weekend, according to NBCSports.

Seidel, who attended University Lake School in Hartland, won 12 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association titles, four NCAA championships and six ACC championships. Sports Illustrated said Seidel had never run a marathon before Saturday, having qualified for the trials through a half-marathon in December.

Seidel came in second place to Aliphine Tuliamuk. Sally Kipyego came in third.

US Marathon Trials Olympics
First-place finisher Aliphine Tuliamuk, center, second-place finisher Molly Seidel, left, and third-place finisher Sally Kipyego, right, celebrate on the podium after running the women's U.S. Olympic marathon trials, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Over 500 women qualified for the 2020 Olympic Trials.

The women's Olympic marathon is scheduled for Aug. 8 in Sapporo, Japan.

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