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Shalane Flanagan

Shalane Flanagan (born July 8, 1981 in Boulder, Colorado) is an American long-distance runner. She currently holds the American record times in the 3000 m (indoor), 5000 m (indoor), and 10,000 m.

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Shalane Flanagan, 36, wins the NYC Marathon in 2:26, first American woman to win since Miki Gorman in 1977. Her first major…
Good piece on Shalane Flanagan, the new NYC Marathon champ. She has definitely paid her dues.
Major Tar Heel news from NYC…Shalane Flanagan, 2004 Patterson Medal recipient, WINS the New York Marathon!
WOW: 36-year-old Shalane Flanagan wins the NYC Marathon, the first American woman to win since 1977, in what might be her…
Shalane Flanagan is first U.S. woman to win NYC Marathon in 40 years
Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon, the first American woman to finish first since 1977
Wilson Kipsang, Meb Keflezighi, and Shalane Flanagan toe the line in New York!
note: all the girls (minus Shalane Flanagan who's back from injury) go to congrats!
Check out this book - 'Run Fast. Eat Slow.: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes' by Shalane Flanagan, Elyse Kopecky…
Nice Article & interviews with & after their terrific performances at the US champs
Molly Huddle three-peats, Shalane Flanagan misses and Emily Infeld says she is healthy:
While you were sleeping, Molly Huddle did Molly Huddle things and won her third straight US 10k title:
Galen Rupp’s streak ends at USATF Outdoor Champs.
Gutty running by Shalane Flanagan. Her fearless running in the 10,000m, and it was her second 25 lapper in two...
Shalane Flanagan after missing out on Worlds for first time since '03: via
After finishing fourth in the 10,000m, Shalane Flanagan will not be on the US team for a major champs for the first time since 2003.
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Another Emily, Sisson, also improves her recent PB to 31:25.64 to join them on the US team while Shalane Flanagan (31:31.12, SB) misses out.
passed a slowing Shalane Flanagan with 400 to go and held on comfortably.
Dan O'Brien asked Molly Huddle if she was extra inspired with Shalane Flanagan in the race. Of course, Molly...
Shalane Flanagan has run two fast 10ks in two weeks. She pushed the pace through 8k, when Molly Huddle began to...
Six laps to go, 24:10, Molly Huddle and Shalane Flanagan, Sisson, Infeld, Costello falling back just five meters,...
Shalane Flanagan is crushing, running 74-76, with Huddle, Sisson, Infeld, with Costello, and Conley off the back,...
After an 80-sec opening lap in the women’s 10K, Shalane Flanagan said, “No no” and drops it to 75. Slow, tactical race does not favor her.
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How to fuel like & who are both tackling 10m tonight at
“I know, personally, that things don’t have to be perfect for it to still go well.”—
is just so cool. I love reading about her, b/c she does the work & is so passionate about our sport
What Shalane Flanagan can do while "winging it" is better than 99 percent of the rest of us.
In this excellent Q&A w/ says she supports lifetime bans for convicted drug cheats.
The past 10 months of career have been filled with a surprising number of firsts:
Shalane Flanagan will give it her best shot in the USATF 10,000:
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From Shalane Flanagan to Raevyn Rogers, a slideshow look at local women in the mix at the USATF Championships:
With her injury healed, ShalaneFlanagan is giving Team USA her best shot
With her injury healed, is giving Team USA her best shot
Thank you for the lovely chat about life and running 💕.
"I’ve learned that just showing up is half the battle in parenthood.” --. via
Amy Cragg and Shalane Flanagan leading the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials marathon, one of my favorite races,
Is it too late to get Katie Ledecky would fly back from Rio with Mara Abbott and Shalane Flanagan to do my Sprint Tri for me on Sunday?
Shalane Flanagan is doing her due diligence in preparing her hydration methods for Rio
Catch up on and her work on staying hydrated in Rio
Heat effects everyone differently. Great read in on journey to beat the heat in Rio
.is taking her heat training to the next level before heading to Rio
"If you have the courage to fail, then you have the courage to succeed." - Shalane Flanagan
First race in Marblehead Series is tomorrow!
Desiree Linden just passed Shalane Flanagan for 2nd place. Cragg in front and looking strong.
What a great idea for race day breakfast! .
This is very similar to what I eat prior to long runs, I usually skip the banana:
Thanks to this video, I now know that I've been reading Shalane Flanagan's first name wrong for years.
Finished ahead of Kara Goucher for silver at 2007 Worlds & ahead of Shalane Flanagan at the 08 Olympics for silver.
"In the midst of an ordinary training day, I try to remind myself that I am preparing for the extraordinary." - Shalane Flanagan
"RunCompetitor: The NRC Speed Day workout experience with Shalane Flanagan and Kevin Hart
Interview with past champions, Meb Keflezighi and Shalane Flanagan ,
Shalane Flanagan is tougher than you.
Cragg is crushing this 26th mile. How much closer would Flanagan be to Goucher right now if Shalane hadn't had Amy with her…
Delighted that Shalane Flanagan made the US marathon olympic team. She raced like a champ for the last 6 miles.
What true sportsmanship looks like:
Amy Cragg, Shalane Flanagan buddy up to earn spots on U.S. Olympic marathon team
Full Recap and Analysis of 2016 Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials via
Meet the members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic women’s marathon team for .
Amy Cragg moves from fourth in 2012 to first in 2016, Shalane Flanagan holds on to top three, with Desi Linden...
Shalane Flanagan qualifies for 4th Olympics at US marathon trials
Talk about redemption! Amy Cragg is your U.S. Olympic Trials champion in 2:28:20!! Desi Linden 2nd and Shalane Flanagan 3rd!!…
Amy Cragg and Shalane Flanagan interact to create U.S. Olympic team
Shalane Flanagan left everything on the course. She's an Olympian once more
- Amy Cragg and Shalane Flanagan work together to make U.S. Olympic team:
Amg Cragg & Shalane Flanagan starting to pull away on the women's side 1:10 in w/Taylor & Hall behind them
Shalane Flanagan and Amy Cragg are leading, with Kelly Taylor in third, Sara Hall in fourt, and Desi Linden way back,
Shalane Flanagan and Amy Hastings using the semi-shaded part of the course to grow their lead. Kellyn Taylor and Sara Ha…
Shalane Flanagan on Olympic Marathon Trials build-up & running away from bears -->
Kara Goucher, Shalane Flanagan to Clash at Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio -->
Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher To Clash In San Antonio: build up begins at
Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan are running the Rock n Roll SA half 😭 omg.omg.
Rising Emily Ingfeld got 4th in 15:07.18, a PB by a 100th (!), and Shalane Flanagan 5th in 15:10.02 (SB). Results:
After Shalane Flanagan doing pacing chores, Sara Hall and Nicole Tully dueled in the 5000m!
Hutchings refered to Shalane as 'Shalanagan' ... which, I suppose, is a handy combination of 'Shalane' and "Flanagan. I love it!
Shalane Flanagan has been pushing all along. 3 laps left!
Flanagan and Infield still up front through 1K. Shalane picking the pace up.
Molly Huddle wanted to win this 10,000m as she battled Shalane Flanagan, Emily Infeld, Amy Cragg,
Molly Huddle gets a milestone victory over Shalane Flanagan in the USATF 10,000:
"The races I'm most proud of, even if I don't win, are the ones I feel are like pieces of artwork, a perfomance for myself" Shalane Flanagan
A fantastic women's 10,000m with Molly Huddle, Shalane Flanagan and emergence of Emily Infield!
Congrats to . She beat to win the 2015 USA 10,000 title in the battle of the AR holders
Gah just touched the hands of Emily Infeld, Shalane Flanagan, and Molly Huddle. Unreal. Dead. Such inspirations
Shalane Flanagan took second in final dash to tape over Emily Infield,
Molly Huddle is relentless, her and Flanagan, Infiekd and Cragg are at 8k in 25:36.21, with Shalane in lead pushing,
13:39 into race, Huddle and Cragg leading, Shalane Flanagan in third,
Sweltering heat in the 10K. Shalane Flanagan moves to side and lets other women lead to do the work. She led for 3K
Chelsea running the 10K at Championships in Eugene. Shalane Flanagan is in the same race as her! 😳
Shalane Flanagan is banging out 75-76 in hot conditions, 9:25.32 for 3000m,
This women's 10k field is stacked. Shalane Flanagan has nerves of steel.
My goodness Shalane Flanagan does not fool around
With fresh legs, Shalane Flanagan is ready to contend in the 10,000:
US olympic trials are coming soon.. Wonder who is going to be prepared!
Can't wait to get the party started!! Eugene will be oozing with talented, hard working athletes😎 this week.
Shalane Flanagan Going for 10,000m Title at USA Outdoors -
Shalane Flanagan is going for the 10,000m title at
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.is running for the national 10K title on Thursday night:
I love that John Cook says Shalane Flanagan is as clean as a whistle.
Don't let fear decide your future. Shalane Flanagan
Don't let fear decided your future. - Shalane Flanagan
Runner's World Daily Kick in the Butt: Don't let fear decide your future. – Shalane Flanagan...
Don't let fear decide your future. - Shalane Flanagan
Shalane Flanagan to be paced by Ryan Vail and Rob Watson in Berlin as she takes a run at the American record
Got to meet Shalane Flanagan today as well. She loved my shirt too by the way!
Day 1 of the Runner's World Heartbreak Hill Half and Festival complete!! I raced the 5K (BC/Reservoir loop) and 10K (out and back across the Newton Hills). I also attended seminars on Women's Running with Shalane Flanagan, How to Get Faster and Go Longer with Amby Burfoot, Sports Nutrition (aka Fueling) and Course Strategy for the Half. Tomorrow - The Heartbreak Hill Half!!
Amazing to meet the sparkly Shalane Flanagan at
This pretty much sums up our sparkly weekend at Runner's World Runner's World Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival expo! to meet the sparkly and fabulous Shalane Flanagan- we are huge fans of hers at Sparkly Soul!
Um, still a bit star struck after my photo with Shalane Flanagan.
I'm having so much fun.I got my bib for tomorrow's run, 2 free cheap shirts, free sunglasses, free energy cliff, chatted & took pictures with Shalane Flanagan "Two-times Olympian Run and I'm on the cover of the Runners magazine!!' Awesome expo!!!
So excited I got to meet Shalane Flanagan today! I'm pumped to run the race tomorrow with my signed…
Such an honor to hear Shalane Flanagan speak at the
Enjoying a seminar on women's running with Shalane Flanagan and several other great women.…
About to hear Shalane Flanagan talk about women's running, I expect to leave and become an Olympian
Runner 6761 Shalane Flanagan (my fav!) makes it look easy at Runners World 10k.
I beat Shalane Flanagan in a 5K this morning. When I tell this story I will leave out the fact that she clearly wasn't racing and probably didn't even break a sweat.
Ran a 5k, a 10k and my second-biggest girl crush Shalane Flanagan waved at me. Nice little Saturday.
Shalane Flanagan ran by me so that was cool, but other than that, that sucked lol
Heartbreak Hill Half marathon weekend is underway. Only race I will ever line up with Shalane Flanagan! The Dream...
Susan will be on this panel so proud of her! Noon Seminar · Women's Running: Why It's Different for Us Join our all-female panel for a conversation about the physiological impact of aging on women runners, common injuries among female athletes, ways to stay motivated while balancing life, and more. Shalane Flanagan – Olympic medalist and American record holder Tish Hamilton – executive editor Jennifer Van Allen – special projects editor and author Location: Cushing Hall, Room 001 Sold Out Note: Limited standby tickets will be available at the door.
What a great day with inspiring runners! Was lucky enough to meet Ironman Triathlete and such a sweet person Sarah Reinertsen and the amazing USA Olympian Shalane Flanagan and getting to see Runner's World's awesome and running legend Bart Yasso! Quite a day :) Thank you
I'm at a party with Shalane Flanagan. No big deal.
I hope in about 20 years my son can appreciate how special his first race was. Thanks to Runner's World for putting on such a great event for kids and to superstars Shalane Flanagan, Bart Yasso and Sarah Reinersten for being so approachable. It never ceases to amaze me how good natured the best runners in the world are.
SRR Kids represent at Heartbreak Hill Festival (10th overall in 6-8 age group, with Shalane Flanagan).
Chances are high that will beat me in the 10k tmrw- but still jazzed to be running in the same race!
So honored to get to meet Shalane Flanagan this morning!
Meet and greet with Shalane Flanagan at Fastest American female time at Boston (ever) with…
After Shalane Flanagan took a whopping 4 days off. But 3 weeks of light training immediately after the race.
Shalane Flanagan enjoyed her "run" of 1/4 w/Anderson Cooper of mainly to provide point of comparison for viewer on how fast pace is
Shalane Flanagan speaking with bloggers at the
Shalane Flanagan speaking about her The Boston Marathon at Heartbreak Hill Half Runner's World Magazine
Olympian and Boston Marathoner in studio on talking about the >>
We would be Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan, only a bit slower.
Looks like I'll be running three races with this weekend!
Shalane Flanagan to run three races at Heartbreak Hill Festival - Boston Globe
Brocaw Blazers! Centro and Shalane Flanagan are camp counselors! It's one of the biggest in the nation
This blog is silly and wonderful. Wishing everyone a day tmr!
Hanging with Shalane Flanagan and Lita Ford got me in trouble.
My sister claims to be a runner but doesn't even know who Shalane Flanagan, Galen Rupp, or Mo Farah are.
I'm going to be running in a race with Shalene Flanagan! Well, starting at the same time anyway.
.will run the 5K, 10K, and half at the next weekend
Joining us at the 5k to cheer on the runners will be Shalane Flanagan, Chris Derrick and other members of the BTC pro team
Heading back to Boston! Going to run my tush off with the next weekend.
Shalane Flanagan is watching the meet like 10 feet away from us
Photographing 2014 The Boston Marathon Champions, Meb Keflezighi and Shalane Flanagan, shot by Tamara Lackey for Endurance Magazine.
Best Not Enough To Win Boston Marathon CBS Boston . you did your best. You'll be stronger next year
Emotional win for American veteran Meb Keflezighi in the Boston Mara. Gutsy effort by Shalane Flanagan to lead women at hot pace as well.
An unbelievable win for America. Meb Keflezighi carries victims in his heart during the Boston Marathon
Shalane Flanagan at presser: "I'll be back to run here until I win it."
Shalane Flanagan’s plans put her in chase: The words barely got out before the emotion spilled out of Shalane ...
Shalane Flanagan at presser "I ran everything I had in me today, right until the tape."
Keflezighi carries victims in his heart during win
Bret Talley - Meb Keflezighi carries victims in his heart during Boston Marathon win - USA TODAY... - Bret Talley
"I don't wish it were easier, I wish I were better".
Shalane Flanagan, Congratulations on your inspirational pace which gave us a course record and PR's for many runners, including yourself. . A
Just watched the video and bawled. You're a classy broad, Shalane. MT I will be back
Shalane Flanagan, who led the women's marathon for many miles and finished 6 th, trained at high altitude in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Shalane Flanagan has made it perfectly clear how important the Boston Marathon is to her. She said, despite the fact that she has won an Olympic bronze medal and is the best female distance runner on the roads and the track, that “until I win (Boston) I won’t feel fulfilled as a person.” Expectation…
Shalane Flanagan will continue to run the until she wins. Rita Jeptoo, she's coming for you.
So,proud! My best wasn't good enough for the win today, but I will be back
Friends! Boston was so fabulous today, the whole city, and the world of running had a day of redemption. There were lots of tears of joy and heroics--Meb Keflezighi, a personal hero, became the first American man in 31 years to win the race. Two women broke the incredible 2 hour 20 minute barrier and winner Rita Jeptoo took a third victory. Four women were under the old course record, American Shalane Flanagan pushed the pace that made it happen even though she wound up in 7th. I'm tired and just in from a 6 hour TV broadcast, but honestly, it was the Race of the Century. Boston STRONG! Kathrine
Marblehead High grad Shalane Flanagan finished the Marathon in fastest time ever for US woman on the Boston course. http:/…
"I don't wish it was easier, I just wish I was better." Shalane Flanagan pretty much sums up running in a simple quote.
Marblehead native Shalane Flanagan desperately wanted to win the 2014 Boston Marathon.
So happy for my client's daughter Shalane Flanagan who finished 1st of United States women in the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:22:02 and 7th overall women. Awesome!
In this video, Shalane Flanagan talks about her race following the 2014 Boston Marathon.
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congrats on Meb winning Boston and Shalane Flanagan time of 2:22:02 makes her the fastest american woman in Boton history and the second fastest american woman ever behind Deena Kastor :) DK did run a 2:19 and two 2:21's!
Marblehead's Shalane Flanagan finished seventh in the women's elite race. But her determination was symbolic of a cathartic day in Boston.
In the 118th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, Shalane Flanagan was locked in on winning her first olive wreath, hoping to deliver the ultimate tribute to a city eager to leave last year’s tragedy in the rearview mirror. Flanagan finished the race seventh in 2 hours, 22 minutes, 2 seconds:22…
What a wonderful Today's stats: Fastest female race in history (with Shalane Flanagan running the fastest time by a US woman on the course). Meb Keflezighi coming home with an American victory for the first time since 1983 (while wearing Sketchers). Local Craig Leon finishing 12th and the 5th American. There were 10 Americans in the top 20 male finishers. Ryan Hall had his marathon come back (forever and always will be my marathon crush). With all that excitement the most exciting part of the day was getting updates and cheering like crazy for my dad and sister. They are and continue to be my running heroes. They make me so proud each and every day and I am reminded again how lucky I am to be part of my crazy, fun loving, running family. And Jeff Riggin, even if you didn't beat Meb, I still love you! :) Now, what to do until next year...
Meb Keflezighi (San Diego, CA) wins the Boston Marathon!! I really wanted to see Shalane Flanagan win on the female side but she finished a very respectable 7th. Great showing for USA on perhaps the most important year in this events history. I also want to recognize all the survivors that ran today; amazing resolve.
Shalane Flanagan, seventh at the 2014 Boston Marathon in 2:22:02, talks about her race in the post-race press conference.
Congratulations to Meb Keflezighi for winning the Boston Marathon. The first American to win it in a long time. We love you, Boston!!! Congratulations to Rita Jeptoo of Kenya for winning the women's division. Congratulations to town favorite Shalane Flanagan!!! Congratulations to all of those who ran for Boston!!!
Shalane Flanagan is like watching the wind! 7th Women's Finisher - 1st American - 24
BOSTON – More than any other elite athlete in the field, Shalane Flanagan knows what the Boston Marathon means to the city. She grew up in nearby Marblehead, the daughter of elite marathoners, and as a child
Although Marblehead, Mass. native Shalane Flanagan set a personal best at today's Boston Marathon, she was clearly disappointed she didn't come in...
Watching the Boston Marathon online was intense and inspiring. I was hoping for Shalane Flanagan to pull it off but Jeptoo was simply unbeatable and amazing to watch. She set a new course record, likely due to Shalane pushing the elite women's leading pack so hard for the first half of the race. Meb Keflezighi pulled off an incredible finish and is the first American to win Boston in 31 years. He is almost 39 years old. I think I'm going to head out for a run.
Wishing Tar Heel Shalane Flanagan the best of luck today at the
In women's results Shalane Flanagan is 7th - top American woman in2:22:02
So the 17-year old kid who won her age group with a time of 3 hours, 14 minutes in the 1998 Pikes Peak Ascent grew up to become the American course record holder in the Boston Marathon! Congrats to Shalane Flanagan, 2:22:02. Seventh overall woman! (Thanks to Tim Bergsten over at for this awesome piece of Pikes Peak Ascent history)
Shalane Flanagan... WOW, you set a blistering pace from the very beginning! Congratulations on your big PR today in Boston!!
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Let's not leave out Shalane Flanagan. What an outstanding performance for her too! What an example of perseverance and hard work.
Meb Keflezighi wins Boston in 2:08:37!!! First American to win it, since 1983!! Shalane Flanagan 6th in 2:22xx
Got so emotional watching Shalane Flanagan at finish line and then listening to men's finish on radio. Can't wait to get in to the city. Go Shonna, Jeff, and Rusty.
Shalane Flanagan dug deep, you could see it in her finish. What a great effort by one talented athlete. 2:22:02 for 6th. Top American.
2:22:02 for Shalane Flanagan 7th place but 3 minute personal best!
A huge congrats to Shalane Flanagan for a 3 and 1/2 minute PR and American record at Boston!
Shalane Flanagan (USA) crosses the finish line in seventh with a personal best time. (2:22:02)
US female Shalane Flanagan came in 6th, US Meb Keflezighi won! Marathon history for the US! Awesome! Wow very emotional for this athlete. Just amazing.
Meb won the Boston Marathon!!! How perfect! Shalane Flanagan sixth in US record and leading much of the race! Perfect! Boston Strong!
And props to Shalane Flanagan, who set the American record at 2:22:20.
How about Shalane Flanagan!!! She may not have won but she set the pace for the woman and held strong, making 2:22 ..your a winner in Boston's eyes!!
heartbreaking to see Shalane Flanagan so sad at the finish. she crushed it and made Boston proud! truly incredible performance.
Shalane Flanagan is my hero. She represents everything that makes this city awesome. I want to be her when I grow up.
Are you following along? Amazing performance by the American Shalane Flanagan! Now it's time for the men...
Shalane Flanagan you are BOSTON STRONG! Awesome race, feel the love no matter what place! Xo
Shalane Flanagan, you ran a great race! Boston is proud of you!
Shalane Flanagan sets US record for fastest time at Boston Marathon in 2:21:01.
Congrats Rita Jeptoo on winning the Boston Marathon. She set a course record of 2:18:57. Shalane Flanagan finished sixth in 2:22:01. Meb is leading the men's race. I hope he can hold it. He would be the first American to win Boston since 1983. GO MEB!
Shalane Flanagan is the first American woman to cross the finish line, 6th place, at at 2:22:02!!
Shalane Flanagan drove this race to record-breaking times! She didn't win, but she came in 1st in our hearts!
WOW! Congrats Rita Jeptoo! She broke the Boston women's record! Go Shalane Flanagan! Congrats on your PR
Kenyan Rita Jeptoo wins (her third Boston win) to huge roars in 2:18:56 with a course record! And Buzunesh Deba AND Mare Dibaba also break the course record. Wow. Shalane Flanagan comes in sixth with a personal best. What a race.
Heartbreaking to see Shalane Flanagan fall behind the leaders now. But things are looking great for Meb!!!
2013 Women's defending champion, Rita Jeptoo, also appears to be on a mission today. Sad to see the hometown girl, Shalane Flanagan, drop off the lead, but what an amazing day! SO INSPIRING!!
The current female leader of the Boston Marathon is Shalane Flanagan, a Boston native fighting hard to win this race for her city. The male leader is 39 years old... beating out those young whipper-snappers at the moment.
Boston: at mile 18 USA female Olympic runner from Boston area Shalane Flanagan leads. What a story this would be. A Boston Irish woman winning Boston this special year. She leads at mile 18. At mile 14, 2 American men have gapped the pack for 33 seconds. Long ways to go but this would shake up the running world to have Americans win.
I think if anyone tried to pass Shalane Flanagan right now, she would kill them. She looks that focused and determined.
Shalane Flanagan continues the lead at 1:40:50.
Wishing US Olympians Meb Keflezighi and Shalane Flanagan all the best in the The Boston Marathon as they lead their respective races.
Mile 18 for the womens elite field at Boston and Shalane Flanagan is leading the pack. Do you think she'll end the drought and be the first American female winner since 1985?
Shalane Flanagan in the lead, from Marblehead, MA. I have raced with her in high school xc races before! Pretty cool if she wins!
Shalane Flanagan has the most awesome stride today!
Wish I could get inside the head of Shalane Flanagan as she dominates the Boston Marathon. Runners all get to that moment where the body aches and the only thing strong enough to keep you going is the mind and the heart. I'd love to hear what she's telling herself to keep going that sub 5 minute mile pace.
The 2014 Boston Marathon is underway! American Shalane Flanagan is currently on a record pace in the women's elite race, while Meb Keflezighi and Josphat Boit are setting the pace in the men's division. We'll keep you up to date this morning on everything going on in the race!
I am so rooting for Shalane Flanagan this morning! She will be the first American in THIRTY years to win the Boston Marathon. You betta go Gurl!!! You are such an inspiration!!!
Totally impressed with Shalane Flanagan in the Boston Marathon. We might have a USA victor today! Meb K. is doing awesome leading the men, as well. Good luck to all of our East Texas Striders running Boston today!
Love seeing Shalane Flanagan leading the women in the Boston Marathon! Hope she blows them away!
Watching the Boston Marathon. American Shalane Flanagan has lead the entire race from beginning to a bit past halfway. Can she be the first American woman to win in over twenty years? Please, please, PLEASE, let it be YES!
I'm so excited the Shalane Flanagan and Ryan Hall are leading the The weather is perfect and it appears this day is
At the half (13.1 mi.) Shalane Flanagan leads women’s pack at a record pace (~1.09.25). Course record pace is 1:10:21. Tatyana McFadden, the incredible wheelchair athlete from University of Illinois, once again conquers the women's race - on her 29th birthday. Happy birthday!
Shalane Flanagan is crushing it. A full minute over the Boston Marathon course record at the half way point. It would be amazing to have an American win this year.
Shalane Flanagan (USA) still leads a pack of 7 after 20K (1:05:48)
Shalane Flanagan of the USA continues to lead the women's race! The lead pack is down to 8 runners as they approach the halfway point.
Shalane Flanagan once competed in a famous local race. Anyone know which one?
Enjoying the Boston feed...women are out at a scorching pace, with Shalane Flanagan in the lead...Desiree (Davila) Linden is about a minute and a half back...kind of makes me wonder if they have something planned.
Shalane Flanagan (USA) leads women at 15K mark (49.05) almost a full minute ahead of the course record.
If Shalane Flanagan pulls this out, she will become this century's Mike Eurzione.
I am just amazed! The women are averaging around a 5:20 mile, 10miles in!! HOLY MOLY!!! unreal! Come on Shalane Flanagan!
USA's Shalane Flanagan is out front. 32:34 at the 10k. Yeah Baby!
I'm cheering on Shalane Flanagan today!! I can't wait to take my kids to school and watch the race!!
And the men are off! Meanwhile, Shalane Flanagan is going for broke, leading the women at world record pace.
Boston-area native Shalane Flanagan took the Boston Marathon bombings personally, giving the runner even more motivation to win the race this year
Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and
Shalane Flanagan is making a statement for sure!! Going through the first 2 miles in 5:11 pace. That translates into a 2:16 finish, which no woman has run in Boston.
Boston strong!! Go get 'em runners!! Shalane Flanagan and Meb are my idols.bring home the gold!!
Elite women are off! Shalane Flanagan did mile 1 in 5:11. 5:11!!
Shalane Flanagan (USA) paces the 12 runner pack of elite women at 5:11 after one mile.
Watching Shalane Flanagan as the gun went off at the Boston Marthon!! Only 2 min in but she's in the lead.
The top four women's finishers from last year, Rita Jeptoo (KEN), Meseret Hailu (ETH), Sharon Cherop (KEN), and Shalane Flanagan (USA); 2011 winner Caroline Kilel (KEN) and 2011 runner up Desiree Davila Linden (USA) return to Boston in top form!
Former star Shalane Flanagan talks about the Boston Marathon on this past Sunday's 60 minutes:
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Boston Marathon favorite Shalane Flanagan talks about her desire to come back to Boston and win.
Hometown favorite Shalane Flanagan will not jinx her chances of winning the Boston Marathon by crossing the finish line on practice runs
One week from today I'll be toeing the line at the 118th Boston Marathon. I'm feeling pretty good about my fitness. I'm really excited for the American revival of Boston. Keep your eyes on Ryan Hall, Meb Keflezighi, Shalane Flanagan, Des Linden. History in the making!
For some, the Boston Marathon is a 26-mile warm-up for a 385-yard flight down Boylston Street. Ryan Hall, Lelisa Desisa, Shalane Flanagan, Rita Jeptoo and the rest of John Hancock Elite Athlete Team return to Boston in 16 days. Learn more so you can cheer more - credit -
Shalane Flanagan's Game Face: The national titles and American records are nice, but this Olympian won't rest ...
Gate River Run after party at the Alred's place. Met hero, Shalane Flanagan.
Results from Around the World, by Alfons Juck, EME News NOMI CITY (JPN, Mar 16): Korean Kim Hyun-sub won the Asian 20 km walk championships in 1:19:24. Second Japanese Yusuke Suzuki 1:21:01 and bronze for India‘s Gurmeet Singh 1:21:30. Zhou Tongmei from China topped the women race in 1:31:58. Rei Inoue of Japan finished in the second place in 1:32:56. India‘s Khusbir Kaur who was in lead for most of the race ended up on the third place in 1:33:37, new Indian record. JACKSONVILLE (USA, Mar 15): Shalane Flanagan took off on a record-setting pace early, while defending champion Ben True ran stride for stride with USA Cross Country champion Chris Derrick, Saturday morning at the USA 15 km Championships, hosted by the Gate River Run. Flanagan won with US record 47:03 (previously Deena Kastor 47:15 in 2003) ahead of Janet Bawcom 49:25. Third place for US CC Champion Amy Van Alstine 49:50. Alexi Pappas and Lindsey Scherf finished fourth and fifth 50:07 and 50:31. True won men race in 43:03 ahead of Derrick . ...
I don't watch much sports. But I get SUPER stoked for the Boston Marathon every year. Last year I was so heartbroken about the bombings and I am suspecting this year will be an epic comeback! And some of my FAVORITE elite runners are going to be tackling the Boston including Desiree Devila, Shalane Flanagan, and Amy Hastings. On the men's team I'm super excited about Meb and Ryan Hall. I'm sad that Kara Goucher isn't going to be competing but it will surely be a fantastic race! Does anyone else nerd out about the Boston?
Pleased to see Shalane Flanagan in lineup RT2014 Boston Marathon international elite field announced.
Shalane Flanagan will return to the Boston Marathon, and Dathan Ritzenhein will make his debut at the race this year, John Hancock, which organizes the pro fields for the marathon, announced this morning.
“.remembers high school XC, even in the snow:
Shalane Flanagan conceding competitive swimmers put in way more hours than competitive runners.
“.remembers high school XC, even in the snow: love 😊
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Also, a poster of Shalane Flanagan SIGNED by her. Love this so much
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Molly Huddle wins 12K championships! via Molly is leading out a local Thanksgiving Day race in Elmira :)
Molly Huddle Sets World Best 12K In Alexandria - Molly Huddle (left) and Shalane Flanagan at the 7 kilometer mark ...
A4: I would ask Shalane Flanagan what her favorite beer is.
Road racing: Molly Huddle holds off Shalane Flanagan to win the U.S. National Racing Championships
Congrats to Molly Huddle and Shalane Flanagan for breaking the 12k Women's world best today in the 12k U.S. Road...
Speaking of - dropped the hammer to win the US 12k!
Molly Huddle beats Shalane Flanagan in 12K championships via
I won't be satisfied with my running fitness until I can consistently beat Molly Huddle/Shalane Flanagan
Molly Huddle, Shalane Flanagan make it a two-woman race at 12K championships
Molly Huddle beats Shalane Flanagan in 12K championships: Huddle wins $20,000 prize and sets world record in 37:49.
We got up at 6am to watch Molly Huddle and Shalane Flanagan dominate!
31:39 at the 10K for Shalane Flanagan a step infront of Molly Huddle but inching forward ever so slightly
Cool shot of Cheryl Treworgy camera - looking at a picture of her daughter Shalane Flanagan and Molly…
Shalane Flanagan and Molly Huddle are on American Record pace for the 12KM - watch history unfold LIVE now
I saw Shalane Flanagan when I was on my training run! Seeing the greatest female long distance runner in the US has got to be a good sign!
My number is 7. 7 random facts about myself: 1. I'm a CRAZY cat person. Seriously... I have 4 cats and they're like my children. 2. I love to run. It's my stress relief, and it's actually pretty healthy. 3. But on the contrary, I also love to bake, and I have trouble keeping my hand out of the cookie jar. 4. I love coffee. Sometimes I drink too much, and I can't sleep, but I NEED caffeine. 5. I've met Shalane Flanagan, Dean Karnazes, Mo Rocca, comic Mike Birbiglia, Dr. Ruth, Ron Jeremy, Ben Stein, among others. 6. I'm also a foodie. I can tell you the best restaurants in Muskegon bar none. I also know my way around a kitchen. Even tried to become a chef. That didn't work out. 7. I fought obesity and anorexia and conquered both. Like/comment on this status and I'll message you a number.
For the most part, my story of the 2013 Boston Marathon is very similar to many who have run it before me. From the first time I considered trying to qualify, and thinking "Oh, that won't be that hard," to realizing I may never be able to qualify, to the grueling training it took to become fast enough. But, Boston is the granddaddy of marathons! It is the one all marathoners strive for. Therefore, when I finally qualified, it was a huge relief!!   Once my entry to the marathon was accepted, I decided I would run it as a celebration, not as a race. I wasn't concerned about effort and pace, but just wanted to soak it all in.   Part of that celebration was the expo, which was AMAZING!! My wife (a faithful half marathoner, tempted to run a full some day), and I could not get enough of the expo. It was the best one we'd ever been to. Yes, we tend to geek out on that kind of thing. Who wouldn't get excited about seeing Kara Goucher, Shalane Flanagan, & Meb Keflezighi in person? Oh, and I chatted with Adam Gou ...
Last weekend some American athletes I was rooting for won the U.S. Championships in their events - Alysia Montano, Treniere Moser, Shalane Flanagan, Tyson *** Duane Solomon, Matt Centrowitz, Bernard Lagat, Galen Rupp, Evan Jager. Apparently I forgot the protocol was to run around my neighborhood pee-my-pants drunk, screaming like an a-hole and shootin' bottle rockets. Or maybe that's just for corporate sports?
Ready for day 2 in Des Moines. Can't wait to see Galen Rupp and Shalane Flanagan today
Can't believe I missed Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher race the 10,ooo meter Thursday eve and Galen Rupp who got the silver in London. Gonna see them run the 5,000 Sunday though!
RUPP AND FLANAGAN WIN US 10K, by Alfons Juck, EME News Des Moines (USA, Jun 20): Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp won his fifth national 10 000 m crown in a row in heat and humid weather, biding his time until fewer than 800 meters remained to strike and securing a birth on the IAAF World Championships starting line in 28:47.32. The 27-year-old athlete led Oregon Project teammate Dathan Ritzenhein and Jerry Schumacher-coached Chris Derrick across the line in under 29:00 minutes (28:49.66 and 28:52.25). Fourth Ben True 29:07.26. After a quick opening lap of 72 seconds, Shalane Flanagan was never seriously challenged winning her third USA 10 000 m title by 34 seconds in 31:43.20. For Flanagan, 31, an Olympic bronze medalist, it was her 15th overall national title. Second Jordan Hasay 32:17.34 and third Tara Erdmann 32:24.16. Neither of this two is assured that they will run in Moscow because they have yet to earn either the IAAF „A“ or „B“ (32:05.00) standard for the event. Under USA Track & Field ...
Glory in the Gloaming, Flanagan and Rupp win 10,000m titles, by David Hunter June 20, 2013 Des Moines, Iowa As the shadows lengthened and dusk descended upon the Midwest, distance stars Shalane Flanagan and Galen Rupp closed an exciting opening day of the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships by doing what they were expected to do: ringing up impressive wins in the 10,000 meter runs. Flanagan was all business. Undaunted by the 84 degree start temperature and on pace from the starting gun, the American 10,000 meter record holder made it clear there would be no dawdling warm-up laps this evening. After an opening circuit in 71 seconds, only fellow Olympian and training partner Kara Goucher and newly-minted Nike pro Jordan Hasay dared book passage on the Shalane Train. Amy Hastings, a 10,000 finalist in London, headed up a tidy chase pack. By the 3600 meter mark, Flanagan had dispatched all competitors. Her race rhythm – just a smidgen over 5:00 per mile pace – had gapped Goucher who was sli ...
Some great races already in Des Moines at the USA Outdoor Champs. Congrats to both Galen Rupp and Shalane Flanagan for both winning the men and women's 10,000m races! Still much to come from Drake Stadium.
Breaking news! 10,000 meters is done in Des Moine, Galen Rupp is mens National Champion! For the women, Shalane Flanagan, 2nd place Jordan Hasay
Video and TV Coverage USATF.TV will launch on Wednesday, June 19 with live coverage from 1 p.m.-7:20 p.m. ET and includes complete coverage of the Junior heptathlon and decathlon competition. Thursday coverage includes the finals of the men’s and women’s 10,000 meters. Current entries include 2012 Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp in the men’s race and 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Shalane Flanagan and 2007 World Outdoor bronze medalist Kara Goucher in the women’s race. With 50 hours of webcasting coverage, the schedule continues through June 23rd, with webcasts featuring running events, race walks and field events. The webcast will complement USATF’s robust TV coverage for the meet, which begins Friday, June 21 and includes nine hours of coverage of ESPN, Universal Sports, the NBC Sports Network and NBC. During the live TV broadcasts, the webcast will switch to field event coverage. In addition, the USATF original program, “USATF 36: Sanya Richards-Ross” will debut on NBC Sports Network on ...
A2: As a runner I love Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan! Such amazing athletes!!
Q2: Runners like Kara Goucher, Shalane Flanagan and also Kathrine Switzer after reading her book Marathon Woman
Pretty cool that Shalane Flanagan from Marblehead took fourth in the marathon 🏃💨🏆🏁
Congrats to shalane Flanagan for placing 4th at this year's Boston Marathon
No, we were due to get photos from Shalane Flanagan's mum, but none of our staff there. I know plenty people there though.
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PDX runners Kara Goucher & Shalane Flanagan had already finished before explosions &
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Shalane Flanagan is one of the most beautiful women in the world.
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Best advice for those who are nervous for marathon Monday. Came from my dad, "All you have to do, is just be you"
Rita Jeptoo of Kenya wins women’s elite race at Shalane Flanagan fourth via
Congratulations to the winners of the Boston Marathon, Lelisa Desisa and Rita Jeptoo. Running 26.2 miles
Congrats to UNC alumna Shalane Flanagan & all the runners!: Former Tar Heel Flanagan finishes 4th at Boston
Marblehead native Shalane Flanagan finishes 4th in Boston Marathon
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