American Aliphine Tuliamuk was about 10 minutes into her victory news conference when the question was posed: Do you have any concern about the coronavirus?

It was Feb. 29, 2020, and she had just punched her ticket to the Tokyo Games by winning the United States Women's Olympic Marathon trials in Atlanta with a time of 2:27.23.

Like her fellow Olympians on stage — as well as millions of people around the globe — she had little idea what was to come: a historic Olympic postponement and a pandemic that upended life.