Molly Seidel finished second in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials last weekend, making the Olympic team–in her first-ever marathon! The only woman who beat her? Aliphine Tuliamuk, her friend, who encouraged her through the final six miles.
She wrote on social media:
“Aliphine, you are an incredible woman and one of the all-around nicest people I know. And now you’re the freakin’ MARATHON TRIALS CHAMPION! You’ve showed me an indomitable spirit can do anything; I wouldn’t have made this team without your strength and support those final six miles. You deserve every second of this joy.”~Molly Seidel
It’s heartwarming to see competitors work together to achieve something great. Love it!