U.S. places 3 in top 10 of women’s Olympic marathon for the first time, led by Shalane Flanagan in 6th

RIO DE JANEIRO — Since Joan Benoit Samuelsen won the inaugural women’s Olympic marathon at the 1984 Los Angeles Games, only four other U.S. women had cracked the top 10 before Sunday’s race when all three U.S. women did it. Shalane Flanagan, who was 10th in London four years ago, finished sixth in two hours, 25 minutes, 26 seconds, which was 1:22 behind gold medalist Jemima...
Via The Denver Post
August 14, 2016

Tar Heels News 8/14/16: Running back Zamir White calls UNC visit great

Sports Illustrated | Jamie Lisanti: Former Tar Heel Shalane Flanagan has a unique diet as an Olympic marathon runner. Her post-race treat? Doughnuts. While Flanagan doesn’t get too bogged down with calorie counting, she does pay close attention to what she eats before a race. The Robesonian | Rodd Baxley: Lumberton High School running back Zamir White visited UNC and called his...
Via Tar Heel Blog
August 14, 2016

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, Flanagan, Meb to run Rock 'n' Roll half marathon

SAN DIEGO (AP) U.S. Olympians Amy Cragg, Shalane Flanagan and Meb Keflezighi will run in the half marathon at the Suja Rock `n' Roll San Diego Marathon on Sunday. Cragg and Flanagan will run the 13.1 miles as their only event prior to the Olympics in August. Keflezighi will pace the 90-minute group in the half marathon, starting in a special ''Meb Corral'' after the elite runners...
Via Associated Press
June 04, 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...
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Flanagan nears marathon AR, wins USATF Athlete of the Week

Three-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan wins USA Track & Field Athlete of the week after setting a personal marathon best Sept. 28 in Berlin, where she finished in third place and less than two minutes shy of an eight-year standing American record.
Via USA Track & Field
September 30, 2014

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...
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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