Sara Hall now aims for Olympic bid at 10,000 meters

From Sara’s Instagram

The Tokyo Olympics are officially postponed. It feels like a collective big exhale from the running community, as we have all been holding our breaths waiting for the decision we knew was the right one for humanity during this crisis. The beauty of the Olympics is how it brings people together, which right now would not be a good thing. I know Tokyo is going to do an incredible job hosting next year!

I’ve been getting back on the track and finding my 10k legs since the marathon trials, and will keep doing my best to progress in the event into next year. It’s been a while since I raced track. I had no plan B, I “burned the ships” and put all my eggs in the marathon. But if there’s one thing this sport has taught me, it’s how to rebound from disappointments and refocus on the opportunities in front of you. .

With no concrete races in the near future, focusing on enjoying today, enjoying the process

10,000 METERS
31:48.71 Kim Conley, New Balance (Montgomery ’04) at Stanford 5/4/2014
31:59.23 Alia Gray, Roots Running Project (Maria Carrillo ’07) at Peyton Jordan Invit 5/1/16
32:35.87 Sara “Bei” Hall, ASICS (Montgomery ‘01) at Pacific 10,000m Pursuit-Sacramento 12/6/2015
33:19.77 Sarah Sumpter, UC Davis (Healdsburg ’08) Stanford Invitational 4/6/2012
33:33.81 Chris Boyd, Adidas (Empire Runners ’93) in 1995
34:51.69 Nicole Lane, SRA Elite (El Molino ’12) Portland Track Festival 6/10/17
35:45.80 Kathy Lenno, SSU at San Francisco State 5/11/01
36:28.41 Shannon Rich, Chico State (Rancho Cotate) at Mt. SAC Relays 4/15/10
36:31.31 Ashley Moffett, Univ. San Francisco (Casa Grande ’13) Mt. SAC Relays 4/15/16
36:52.73 Lisa Gay, Chico (Montgomery) 1994

2016 USA Olympic trials results
5000 meters[d] 	Molly Huddle 15:05.01 	Shelby Houlihan 15:06.14   Kim Conley    15:10.62
10,000 meters 	Molly Huddle 31:41.62 	Emily Infeld 	31:46.09   Marielle Hall 31:54.77 

d Abbey D’Agostino, who placed fifth in the 5,000 meters in 15:14.04, was named to the Olympic team after both Molly Huddle, who won, and Emily Infeld, who placed fourth and was first in line to replace her, decided to only run the 10,000 meters at the Olympics.