Molly Huddle needs ‘an emergency root canal’ after 13th-place Boston Marathon finish

The elite American runner shared the update after her 'awful', 'frozen' Boston debut.

Molly Huddle (in bib No. 17) at the start line of the elite women's field of the 2018 Boston Marathon.
Molly Huddle (in bib No. 17) at the start line of the elite women's field of the 2018 Boston Marathon. –David L Ryan/Globe Staff

Despite a challenging final few miles, Molly Huddle still finished her Boston Marathon debut. Unfortunately, she now appears to be headed for some dental work.

The 33-year-old Providence resident, who owns several American women’s records in distance running, was hoping to improve upon her professional marathon debut in New York in 2016 when she finished third. For much of the race, Huddle was in position to achieve such a result, following a little ways behind eventual U.S. winner Desiree Linden.

Yet Huddle struggled over the final part of the race, winding up 13th (2:50:28). And according to a post-race tweet, she now needs an emergency root canal:

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Despite her tough finish, Huddle said she was “proud to share the road with” Linden, who became the first American woman to win in Boston since 1985.

 

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