After an exhilarating and, at times brutal (with several top contenders who did not finish), 26.2 miles at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials on Saturday in Atlanta, we now know the three women who will represent the United States in the Tokyo Olympic Games.

NAZ Elite runner, Aliphine Tuliamuk, who was coming off of what she considered to be her best training block yet, came in first at 2:27:23. First-time marathoner Molly Seidel qualified in the 2020 Houston Half Marathon, finished in a tight 7-seconds behind Tuliamuk. The pair was followed by Sally Kipyego in third at 2:28:52. And crowd favorite, Des Linden, just missed making the team after coming in fourth place at 2:29:03.

But now that it’s all finished, there is one thing we know to be true, support for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Team is widespread across the community and the country. We’re already seeing it on social media and it is giving us all the feelings. 

Fans and fellow athletes are ready to jump on the Tuliamuk train, sharing their respect for her as a runner and also ready to rep her knitting swag (her Etsy shop AllieResiliencyHats has already sold out):

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Kouri as @aliphine. TOKYO HERE WE COME! #WomenWhoFly

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Tuliamuk’s training partners, Kellyn Taylor (8th place) and Stephanie Bruce (6th place) had people online loving on the NAZ Elite love before and after the race:

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Happened to see the @naz_elite women this morning before the race. @aliphine (with @kellyn_taylor @stephrothstein) teared up when she saw the olympic trials start line. Little did she know she’d be crossing 1st for the women! Not to mention awesome finishes for Boston’s @bygolly.molly with a surprise 2nd place and @sallykipyego with 3rd! #tokyo2020 #olympics2020 #marathontrials20 #nazelite #saucony #bostonrunners #hokaoneone

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In the second place slot, there was widespread shock, awe, and overwhelming support for Seidel’s performance:

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For Sally Kipyego, people praised her mom status, as she worked hard to get back her fitness after having her first daughter in 2017:

A lot of people, though excited, never saw those Olympic Marathon team results coming:

And made sure Linden knew that she was supported for the amazing race she ran. After all, there’s still the Boston Marathon to look forward to and we know she’ll keep showing up:

There was support all around for the newly crowned Olympic Team and the rest of the athletes who ran their hearts out:

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ALL THE FEELS. Your women’s Olympic Marathon Team. Many Congrats @aliphine @bygolly.molly @sallykipyego True champs. Each has a remarkable and inspiring story to share. So many women ran so tough today. CONGRATS to each and everyone. The Trials are brutal and beautiful. #atlantatrials

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