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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.

How the ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect’ Works

When Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon last week, her victory was about more than just an athletic achievement. Of course, it’s a remarkable one: She’s the first American woman to win in 40 years, and she did so in a blistering 2 hours 26 minutes. But perhaps Flanagan’s bigger accomplishment lies in nurturing and promoting the rising talent around her.

The race that no one could take away from Shalane Flanagan

Her game face didn't crack until the very end, when she threw a punch skyward and let out a spirited epithet, then blew a kiss as she broke the tape. Perhaps the most unlikely thing about Shalane Flanagan's New York City victory was how explicitly she longed for it in an event where so many demur about their ambitions. "How my career ends is super important to me,'' she told me.

One day, two ACC championships and NYC Marathon win

Sunday was a day for Tar Heel victories. UNC’s field hockey and women’s soccer team both claimed ACC championships, and 2004 UNC graduate Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years. “We did it,” Flanagan posted online along with a photo of her holding an outstretched American flag.

Chansky’s Notebook: Shalane Flanagan, 36, Takes Gotham

A former Tar Heel is the first American in 40 years to win New York. Shalane Flanagan is 15 years removed from her days at UNC, and she is such an accomplished distance runner that her Wikipedia profile barely mentions her college accomplishments, which include the 2002 and 2003 national cross country titles she won after excelling in high school swimming, soccer and track.

Shalane Flanagan Wins New York City Marathon

Shalane Flanagan pulled away from Mary Keitany on Sunday to become the first American woman to win the women's New York City Marathon since 1977. Keitany had won three straight New York marathons, but Flanagan pulled away from the Kenyan great with about three miles to go. Flanagan finished with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 26 minutes, 53 seconds.

Ahead of 2017 New York City Marathon, Shalane Flanagan Isn’t Done Yet

Shalane Flanagan hasn’t thought beyond November 5th. In less than two weeks, she will return to the New York City Marathon for her 10th career marathon and first since the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A back injury suffered while training through, kept Flanagan from running April’s Boston Marathon, but she returned to competition in the summer.

Distance Runner Shalane Flanagan Upgraded To Silver Medal In 10,000-Meter For Olympic Games Beijing

The United States Olympic Committee and USA Track & Field have received official notification from the International Olympic Committee that distance runner Shalane Flanagan has been upgraded to the silver medal in the 10,000-meter for the Olympic Games Beijing 2008. She received the silver medal at her home in Portland, Oregon, on Monday, Aug. 21.

Shalane Flanagan Q&A: Recovery, final goals and life as a foster parent

Four-time U.S. Olympic distance runner Shalane Flanagan has spent the months since the Rio Olympics exploring new roles as a cookbook author and foster mother to 17-year-old twins Breauna and Keauna Cobb, but she's also determined to race again after being sidelined by an iliac fracture in her lower back that has forced the most significant layoff of her career.

Shalane Flanagan Will Miss 2017 Boston Marathon With Injury

Shalane Flanagan, who placed sixth in the 2016 Olympic Marathon in August, will not race the 2017 Boston Marathon as planned. Flanagan recently started feeling pain in her lower back, which was exacerbated by a long flight to Japan at the beginning of February. Flanagan, 35, has been diagnosed with a fracture in her back, which will require four to six weeks of rest.

Shalane Flanagan: This past summer was one for the books

Shalane Flanagan packed three of the most memorable moments of her life into a period of just a few weeks this summer. And that’s saying something, considering she won bronze in the 10,000 meters at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and can stake claim to the second-fastest marathon time in American history: 2:21:14, good for third place at the 2014 Berlin Marathon.

Shalane Flanagan Takes Sixth In Marathon At Rio Olympics

Former UNC standout Shalane Flanagan took sixth in the women’s marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Flanagan finished as the top American running the race in 2:25:06. It was Flanagan’s best finish at the Olympics in the marathon. She already has a bronze medal in the 10,000 from the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

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