Who is Alicia Monson? Bio, Wiki, Age, Qualifies For Tokyo Olympics

Alicia Monson Bio/Wiki

Alicia Monson, a former University of Wisconsin track and field athlete, qualified for her first Olympic squad after finishing third in the 10,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon, on Saturday.

Monson, a member of the On Athletics Club in Boulder, Colorado, finished at 31:18.55.

 

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Age

How old is Alicia Monson? She is 23 years old.

Qualifies For Tokyo Olympics Full Details

Emily Sisson won the 10,000 meters in 31:03.82 at the US Olympic Track & Field Trials on June 26. She took the lead on the fifth lap and never looked back. Despite a start temperature of 85 degrees, Sisson surpassed Deena Kastor’s 17-year-old Trials record of 31:09.65.

 

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In the final lap, Karissa Schweizer moved up to the second place, finishing in 31:16.52, and Alicia Monson took third place for the team in 31:18.55.

Monson, a 23-year-old runner from Boulder, Colorado’s On Athletics Club, was also named to her first Olympic team.

She was wobbly in the final few laps, and after the medal ceremony, she collapsed and began vomiting, prompting her coach, Dathan Ritzenhein, to take her to the hospital as a precaution.

He said, “She’s the toughest person, the quietest, toughest person you could imagine,”

“I think she’s one of the next greats. She showed it today.”

Incidentally, that was Ritzenhein’s second journey in two days to the hospital with an athlete. Sage Hurta, an 800-meter runner, shattered her wrist after falling in her semifinal heat.

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On July 1, USATF will submit the team roster to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee; athletes may announce their intentions to double before then.

Molly Huddle, the defending champion and American record holder, withdrew from the Trials on June 14 due to injury. Emily Infeld and Marielle Hall, the other 2016 Olympians competing in the race, finished ninth and 36th, respectively.

The Tokyo Olympics will take place from July 23 to August 8.

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