It’s not just Olympic dreams that are being put on hold for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials winner. In this Women’s Running exclusive, Tuliamuk opens up for the first time about the full impact this global pandemic has had on her life.
It was just a few weeks ago that I made the U.S. Olympic team and my life changed forever. In the rolling hills of downtown Atlanta, I joined over 500 women who represented our nation’s top marathoners to compete in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. The top three finishers would automatically qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Although very few people considered me a top contender, I won the race. It was a humbling moment because representing the United States at the Olympics is something I’ve worked hard to achieve these past four years, and something I’ve dreamed about for a lot longer.