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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. (New York Times)

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