SHALANE FLANAGAN RUMORS

American long-distance record holder Shalane Flanagan is fully healed from back fracture

Olympic 10-kilometer silver medalist Shalane Flanagan had to sit the sidelines for what would have been her third Boston Marathon this year due to a back injury. But after Monday’s race, Flanagan told FloTrack that she’s now healthy and ready to slowly work into training again. In February, the 35-year-old long-distance runner sadly declared that she was going to drop out...
Via Excelle Sports
19 days ago

Boston Marathon Preview: Yes, Desiree Linden can win it all. Here’s why.

At this point in her professional running career, Desiree Linden is done holding back. The quiet two-time Olympian is not always the most talked-about competitor or the favorite to win at races, but Linden is ready to change that at Monday’s Boston Marathon. Last summer, the 33-year-old California native finished seventh overall at the Rio Games, just behind fellow American Shalane...
Via Excelle Sports
24 days ago

Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan will not run 2017 Boston Marathon

At the 2014 Boston Marathon, Shalane Flanagan clocked in the fastest time ever for an American woman. This year she will not be able to compete at the historic Boston Marathon because of a back injury. The Marblehead, Mass. native is a four-time Olympian who has ran the Boston Marathon three times. At the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro she finished sixth in the marathon and won...
Via Excelle Sports
February 21, 2017

4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan out of Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan has dropped out of the Boston Marathon with a back injury. The native of nearby Marblehead posted the fastest time ever for an American woman on the course in 2014. She finished sixth in the Olympic marathon in Rio de Janeiro last summer and won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Games in the 10,000 meters. Flanagan says Boston is...
Via Associated Press
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Olympic marathoners Flanagan, Cragg to run B.A.A. 10K

BOSTON (AP) Olympic marathoners Shalane Flanagan and Amy Cragg will tune up for the Rio de Janeiro Games by running in the Boston Athletic Association 10K later this month. Flanagan is a four-time Olympian and 2008 Olympic bronze medalist on the track. The Marblehead, Massachusetts native has run the Boston Marathon three times, finishing fourth, sixth and ninth. Her time of 2...
Via Associated Press
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Olympian Flanagan wins Rock 'n' Roll half marathon

SAN DIEGO (AP) U.S. Olympian Shalane Flanagan won the women's half marathon in 1:07:51 at the Rock `n' Roll Marathon on Sunday, breaking her personal best by 40 seconds. It was the second-fastest half marathon by an American this year, behind Molly Huddle's 1:07:41 at the NYC Half in March. Amy Cragg, who beat Flanagan at the U.S. Olympic Trials marathon in February, finished...
Via Associated Press
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Cragg wins marathon trial, earns spot on US Olympic Team

LOS ANGELES (AP) Amy Cragg has won the steamy U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials, earning a berth to the Rio Games. Cragg finished ahead Desiree Linden and Shalane Flanagan, who also made the Olympic team by finishing in the top three. Cragg, who fourth in the trials four years ago, pulled away late to win in 2 hours, 28 minutes and 27 seconds. Linden rallied in the final mile...
Via Associated Press
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Flanagan sets American 10K road record in Holland

HOLLAND, Netherlands -- Shalane Flanagan (Marblehead, Massachusetts) set an American record Sunday at the Tilburg Ten Miles in Holland, Netherlands.
Via USA Track & Field
September 05, 2015

Caroline Rotich, Lelisa Desisa Among 119th Boston Marathon Winners

The cold and the wind didn’t stop some of the world’s top runners in the 119th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday. Caroline Rotich of Kenya claimed the women’s title with a time of 2:24:55. It was an exciting finish in the elite women’s division, as Rotich sprinted past Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba down the final stretch of Boylston Street to earn her first victory in...
Via NESN.com
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Shalane Flanagan Posts Fastest Time For U.S. Woman At Boston Marathon

The records keep on coming for U.S. runners at the 2014 Boston Marathon. In a day that saw American Meb Keflezighi become the first male U.S. runner to win the Boston Marathon since 1983, Marblehead, Mass., native Shalane Flanagan made history by posting the fastest time ever for an American woman on the Boston course. The 32-year-old finished seventh overall, crossing the finish...
Via NESN.com
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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