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Coffee With Larry, 48 hours until Orlando 2024 Trials, NB Indoor Grand Prix on Sunday, Molly Seidel withdraws from Orlando

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Our topics;

1. The 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials will be help d on February 3, 2024 in Orlando, Florida.

2. The race is managed by John and Betsy Hughes, of the local iconic running store, Track Shack. John, Betsy and their son put on 45-50 races a year. I met them almost 40 years ago when they began managing the Disney Marathon.

3. The course is honest and will make the elite marathoners of the US work for their positions. The weather should be moderately humid, with temperatures hitting 70-75 near the end of the race.

4. The men’s race lost Jared Ward, a 2016 Olympic team member, who pulled out last Tuesday.

5. The women’s race lost Molly Seidel, the 2021 Tokyo Olympic bronze, and a recent 2:23.07 PB at the Chicago marathon. Molly had a flare-up of a knee injury for the past month (rumored on LetsRun) and did not believe she could run hard for 26 miles with the current condition of her knee. Our story: http://runningnetwork.com/index.php/news/334-molly-seidel-withdraws-from-the-2024-us-olympic-trials

Coming back from injuries, Molly Seidel ran a briliant 2:23.07, for 8th in 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, photo by Kevin Morris

6. Emily Sisson, AR holder, 2:18.29 is the odds on favorite for the women. Emily ran a 2:22 in Chicago last October and has been training well. We dug into the archives for this interview: https://www.runblogrun.com/2020/11/socialing-the-distance-featuring-new-balance-sponsored-athlete-emily-sisson.html

Emily Sisson sets AR of 2:18.29 at Bank of America Chicago Marathon, photo by Bank of America Chicago Marathon/Kevin Morris, all rights reserved.

7. Here is our current piece on Emily Sisson and why we pick her to dominate the #Orland2024 Trials,…

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