Shalane Flanagan News Archive

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. (Runner's World)

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. (FloTrack)

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. (Boston Herald)

‘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. (Boston Globe)

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. (ABC News)

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. (Boston Globe)

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. Read More...

How Shalane Flanagan went from almost retiring to being a top contender in the 2018 Boston Marathon

Shalane Flanagan says she felt “hungover” after her historic New York City Marathon finish in November. Once her “happiness hangover” subsided, Flanagan faced a sobering question: Was it time to call it quits? Despite contemplating retirement prior to running in NYC, the Marblehead native expressed a potential change of heart in the days following her win. (

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