Shalane Flanagan: “I Think This Was My Last Boston Marathon”
For Shalane Flanagan, 36, who won the 2017 New York City Marathon in November, the experience was frustrating, placing seventh in 2:46:31. A native of Marblehead, Massachusetts, she wanted to give her hometown race one more try after three prior attempts that left her unsatisfied. Her best finish was in 2013—fourth place.
For Shalane Flanagan, this wasn’t the finish she wanted
Shalane Flanagan said during the prologue to the 122nd Boston Marathon that she expected this to be her final shot at winning her home-state race, the one she cherishes most. Flanagan finished sixth among American women and seventh overall, an honorable showing but not her desired one. It was hardly a poor performance for Flanagan. Just an anticlimactic one.
A Lot Has Changed In A Year For Shalane Flanagan
One year ago, four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan was sidelined from contending for the win at her hometown race, the Boston Marathon, with a devastating back injury. The 36-year-old inconceivably won her first Abbott World Marathon Major seven months later at the New York City Marathon, as the first American woman to do so in 40 years.
Shalane Flanagan takes one final shot at winning the Boston Marathon
Shalane Flanagan is making her final turn onto Boylston. Winning the New York City Marathon was an improbable dream the 36-year-old finally accomplished in 2017. Now a national sensation, the former Marblehead track star hopes to go out in style tomorrow, when for a final time as an elite runner she competes in the biggest race in the city she calls home.
‘One more go’ in Boston motivated Shalane Flanagan
Shalane Flanagan experienced last year’s Boston Marathon from a perspective that stoked a mix of emotions. She was on the sky bridge with the WBZ broadcast team, and her unique insight was a bright spot for those watching. But Flanagan knew her true place was on the course from Hopkinton to Boston, somewhere she hadn’t been since 2015.
Elite Boston Marathon contender Shalane Flanagan shares her morning routine
Shalane Flanagan could take home another major title at this year's Boston Marathon. Flanagan, who attended high school in a Boston suburb, won the 2017 New York City Marathon in 2 hours, 26 minutes last November. That time doesn't come from sleeping late or having an irregular schedule. Flanagan said marathon training as an elite athlete isn't as glamorous as one may think.
5 things to know about Shalane Flanagan
Here’s what you need to know about Flanagan, the two-time national champion at the University of North Carolina, three-time state champion at Marblehead High, and four-time Olympian: Every single one of Flanagan’s training partners has made it to the Olympics while training with her. The New York Times dubbed this track record the ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect.’
No matter where she finishes in Boston, Shalane Flanagan has changed running for American women
Shalane Flanagan had dreamed of winning a major marathon since she was a girl. I remember first hearing about Flanagan when she was a running prodigy at Marblehead High School. She became a dominating collegiate runner for UNC. But after she won back-to-back NCAA cross-country titles in 2002 and 2003, her father reminded her of the huge challenge ahead.
Video: Shalane Flanagan Stars in Nike Shoe Commercial
It’s a fact: athletes have a special relationship with their shoes. Some more special than others. Take a peek inside Shalane Flanagan’s #shoetherapy session, as we address her deep-rooted Zoom Vaporfly 4% obsession.
How Shalane Flanagan went from almost retiring to being a top contender in the 2018 Boston Marathon
Shalane Flanagan says she felt “hungover” after her historic New York City Marathon finish in November. Once her “happiness hangover” subsided, Flanagan faced a sobering question: Was it time to call it quits? Despite contemplating retirement prior to running in NYC, the Marblehead native expressed a potential change of heart in the days following her win.
Shalane Flanagan feels 'very American' in Super Bowl commercial
Shalane Flanagan remembers the moments when she’s felt most American. “Being able to vote is an American feeling. Representing my country in the Olympics was an American moment. And being part of a Super Bowl commercial feels very American.” She forgot to mention being the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years.
Shalane Flanagan goes the distance
Shalane Flanagan is a four-time Olympian and a six-time national cross-country champion. She holds American records indoors at 3,000 and 5,000 meters and has represented the U.S. at the Olympics or World Track & Field Championships every year since 2007. On Nov. 5, Flanagan became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years.
Shalane Flanagan Makes ESPN's 2017 List of Record Breakers
Records broke all over the sports world in 2017. Check out the moments set the bar higher for years to come. More than a minute ahead of her closest competition, Shalane Flanagan blew a two-handed kiss to the crowd as she crossed the finish line in Central Park, stunning New York and the running world as the first American woman to win the race in 40 years.
NYC Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan on how she's still going full steam at 36
It’s the age-old trope, and a very tired cliche — that women are catty and competitive. Distance running champion Shalane Flanagan, winner of the 2017 New York City Marathon and the first American woman to do so since 1972, is here to prove otherwise. She trains in Portland, Oregon with a team of runners who serve as each other’s biggest support systems.
Get to Know Shalane Flanagan, the Female Runner Who Made History at the NYC Marathon
Shalane Flanagan is a star athlete with an Olympic medal and three American world records under her belt, but she’s also the first American woman in 40 years to win the New York City Marathon. The runner made history, and her victory has been a lifetime in the making. InStyle caught up with Flanagan to talk about the race, her career, and what’s up next.