Episode 516: Emily Sisson – Heading to Her Second Olympics after Second Place at the Olympic Marathon Trials

Emily Sisson joins me on the podcast today to share all about her recent race at the Olympic Marathon Trials where she placed second and is heading to her second Olympics. So exciting!!

Emily holds the American record in the marathon which is 2:18:29. She went into the Olympic Trials as the favorite to win this race and make the team. I loved hearing her thoughts on how she handles that pressure. She ended up placing second with a time of 2:22:42 and is heading to the Olympics with Fiona Okeef and Dakotah Lindwurm.

She won the 10k Olympic Trials in 2021 and went to the Tokyo Olympics!

I love talking with Emily and she is one of the best of American distance running!

What we talked about:

3:50- How she is doing after the trials

6:45- Handling the pressure of heading into the Olympic Trials as the favorite

13:00- Her and Keira’s plan to lead the race and work together

17:20- Thoughts when Fiona broke away from the pack

19:05- Shifting her mindset after she didn’t make the marathon Olympic team in 2020

21:40- Comparing some big moments in her career

22:45- Emotions when crossing the finish line after making the team

24:40- Mentally preparing for the Olympic marathon race

29:15- Having Molly Huddle as her mentor

30:10- What she learned from this race and training build

31:05- Psychology in the sport

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