The U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials is not unchartered territory for Marielle Hall. Having placed third in the 10,000 meters in 2016 to make her first Olympic Team, she’s well acquainted with the process.
While the COVID-19 pandemic brought many race cancellations in the past year, Hall kept herself focused on her training and goals. Talking about her life in the last year of the pandemic, she says “I’ve been healthy, but it’s definitely been an up and down year, which I think is normal for training cycles. I’m always remaining curious about what I can do to get every last percentage point to find those final pieces for race day in a few weeks.”
Speaking about her future goals, she mentions breaking the 15-minute barrier in the 5K and trying to get under 31 minutes in the 10K.