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Nicole Greene Named ACC Women's Track & Field Scholar-Athlete Of the Year

North Carolina junior Nicole Greene has added another honor to an already outstanding year, earning the title of 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The award was announced Thursday by the ACC and goes to the junior or senior student-athlete deemed most outstanding academically and athletically.

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.

Kenny Selmon Named ACC Men's Track Co-Performer Of The Week

UNC's Kenny Selmon was announced as the ACC Men's Track Co-Performer of the week Tuesday. Selmon made his season debut in the 400-meter hurdles Saturday at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational, running 49.00 to finish with the fastest time in the nation this season. The time is almost a second faster than the next-closest college competitor.

Kenny Selmon Doesn't Disappoint, UNC Olympic Sports Notes

Kenny Selmon waited for the right opportunity to compete in the 400-meter hurdles for the first time this spring. Finally, on Saturday at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational, that time arrived. And in his season debut in the event, Selmon didn't disappoint. Competing in the 400-meter hurdles, Selmon ran a 49.00, the fastest time in the nation so far this outdoor season.

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.

Kenny Selmon Runs Fifth-Fastest 400-Meter Hurdles In The World; Best In Nation

Kenny Selmon ran the fastest time in the nation and the fifth-fastest time in the world in his season debut in the 400-meter hurdles, and Brianna Duncan broke yet another UNC sprints record at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational at the University of Miami Saturday. Selmon's debut did not disappoint, as he smoked the competition and clocked 49.00.

Come see the Tar Heels play (and run, and jump, and throw)

When people think about the Tar Heels, they think about Michael Jordan, Vince Carter and Julius Peppers. A younger generation thinks of Marcus Paige, Harrison Barnes and Mitch Trubisky. Maybe some think of Mia Hamm, or any of the brilliant soccer players to don Carolina Blue at Fetzer Field. Now, honestly, who thought about that crazy track race that one time?

This Is Likely Shalane Flanagan's Last Boston Marathon. She Likes Her Chances

Yeah, this is likely my last Boston. So, that's exciting and sad and more like a celebration, I guess, in a sense. But I think my impact is not necessarily winning particular races or setting certain records. It's more surrounding myself with other great athletes and making them better people and better athletes and kind of elevating our sport.

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.

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