Emily Sisson, who hails from Chesterfield, Missouri, is one of the athletes to truly watch at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Emily
is very popular with our Mo Runner readers, who would notice that, in both high school and college, Emily graced the cover of Missouri
Runner & Triathlete more than any other athlete!
Well, dear reader, it is because Emily is one of the finest women distance runners in American Track & Field History! Emily was a fine cross-country runner,
excelling in the FootLocker Cross Country and taking numerous titles at the NB Indoor and Outdoor championships.
In college, after a transfer from Wisconsin to Providence, Emma was a 10 time All-American, and won two NCAA titles, at 5,000 meters, indoors and outdoors. She also held the
NCAA Indoor record for 5,000m at 15;12.22.
Emily has been coached by Ray Treacy, the well-respected coach at Providence College. Emily made the Olympic team in 2021 at the 10,000m, and also made WC teams at the 10,000m in 2019 and 2022.
Sission is the AR holder at the marathon in 2:18.29. Her most recent marathon was a 2:22 at Chicago to give her the Olympic mark that she needed. In 2020, Emily dropped out of the Marathon Trials, and made the team at 10,000m.
What will Emily do in Orlando? Well, we believe that she should be in top two at worst, and probably win the entire event. Emily has matured into a savvy marathoner, spending much training time with Molly Huddle, former AR holder at 10,000m and 5,000m. She spends her time between Flagstaff and Providence, although we hear she has spent about six weeks in Orlando, getting ready for the Olympic Trials!
Watch the Trials on NBC TV or Peacock, a streaming service from NBC. The entries and info on the 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials can be found
here, https://www.orlando2024trials.com/ and the Media Guide, a wonderful resource, can be found: https://www.orlando2024trials.com/media/media-guide/. The Trials begin at 10 AM
Easternn time (9 AM Central).
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