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Molly Seidel runs fastest ever NYC marathon by an American woman

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Molly Seidel ran a personal best Sunday to clock the fastest time by an American woman at the New York City Marathon. The record was previously held by Kara Goucher, who ran a 2:25:53 in 2008.

The 27-year-old Seidel finished with a blistering 2:24:42 for fourth place.

To make the feat even more remarkable, the American revealed after the race that she had broken two ribs in the lead-up to the Marathon.

Seidel’s history-making NYC Marathon caps off a remarkable stretch, capturing the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, 6th in the London Marathon and second at the Olympic Trials, which served as her first-ever competitive marathon.