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Shalane Flanagan leads three Americans in top 9 of Olympic women's marathon

Yet there had never been a women’s marathon quite like here in Rio. Shalane Flanagan (2:25:06), Desiree Linden (2:26:08) and Amy Cragg (2:28:25) finished sixth, seventh and ninth, respectively, marking the USA's finest team performance. (USA Today)

Shalane Flanagan: 5 Things To Know About The Team USA Olympic Marathon Runner

Shalane Flanagan has been a mainstay on the Olympic track team since 2004, and though she has a lot of Olympic experience, the American distance runner only has one Olympic medal. The marathon runner from Massachusetts hopes to change that at the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio when she takes to the road Sunday morning for the women’s Olympic marathon. (Inquisitr)

Olympic Marathoner Shalane Flanagan Runs 115 Miles a Week

To run 26.6 miles competitively, Olympic runner Shalane Flanagan must log a ton of miles in training for the classic event. “I run 115 miles a week,” Flanagan tells Us Weekly. “I’m running twice a day for 80 minutes in the morning and 40-48 minutes in the evening.” Naturally that amount of running gets exhausting, so the 35-year-old makes sleep a top priority. (Us Weekly)

A day of eating with U.S. Olympic marathoner Shalane Flanagan

Elite marathoner Shalane Flanagan has logged thousands of miles in her training for Rio 2016, where she’ll represent the United States for the fourth time on the Olympic stage. At age 35, Flanagan has figured how to fuel her 5’5”, 113-pound frame. (Sports Illustrated)

How have former UNC athletes done so far at the Olympics?

Fifteen UNC alums are taking part in the 2016 Olympics. Of that 15, only two have yet to participate in the games. Shalane Flanagan and Vikas Gowda will take part in the Track and Fields events which take place in the second week. The other 13 athletes’ events have begun, and many of them have had fairly successful starts. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC’s Olympic Firsts

Athletes and coaches from UNC have participated in most summer Olympic games since 1936. UNC’s first Olympian was Harry Williamson, who ran the 800 meters at the 1936 summer Olympics in Berlin. The first UNC alumnus to win a gold medal was a basketball player. A former UNC star did not win an individual gold medal until the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. (UNC.edu)

Recounting UNC’s Olympic gold medal history

North Carolina has had plenty of sporting success over the years. In addition to the many teams that have won national championships, UNC has sent dozens of athletes to the Olympics. Several of them have came away with gold medals. In all, Tar Heel athletes have won 35 gold medals. In 2016, 17 former UNC athletes have a chance to add to that total. (Tar Heel Blog)

Seventeen Tar Heels to represent four countries in Rio

Beginning this week, the rest of the sports world will stop for nearly a month as more than 10,000 athletes from the around the world travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete for gold in the Summer Olympic Games. And 17 of those elite athletes are Tar Heels. (UNC.edu)

Five UNC Student-Athletes Will Gain Journalism Experience At Olympics

Five UNC student-athletes are headed to the Summer Olympics in Brazil Thursday as part of a team that’s pursuing career success instead of athletic acclaim. They’re among 29 students from the UNC School of Media and Journalism that participating in a one-month internship with Olympic News Services during the 2016 Games. (GoHeels.com)

Olympic spotlight: Shalane Flanagan through the years

Three-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan was born to run. Her parents have impressive running resumes. She grew up in a running store. Flanagan was meant to be an American running legend. And lucky for us, we have been along for the ride capturing some of her biggest career highlights, workouts, behind the scenes interviews and more. (FloTrack)

Seventeen Tar Heels In 2016 Olympics

Beginning Aug. 5, athletes from the around the world travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete in the Summer Olympics. And 17 of those athletes are Tar Heels. Representing the United States, Turkey, India and New Zealand, former UNC student-athletes will contend for medals in track and field, field hockey, men’s and women’s basketball, and women’s soccer. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Olympic sports and the impact of the ACC Network

As Cunningham says in the video above, the ACC Network will give the Olympic teams at UNC much more exposure. The network will allow for fans, family, and recruits to watch these teams from anywhere in the world. This certainly will help in recruiting new athletes. It will show recruits, who may not be able to easily get to Chapel Hill, all that UNC has to offer. (Tar Heel Blog)

Marcus Krah, Nicole Greene Finish As Top Americans At World Juniors

Incoming freshman Marcus Krah and rising sophomore Nicole Greene competed at the World Junior Athletic Championships with tremendous success last week. Krah took home the gold in the 110-meter hurdles while Greene placed fifth in the high jump. Krah posted a career best 13.25 in the 110-meter hurdles to bring the gold medal to the U.S. team. (GoHeels.com)

UNC will be well represented at the Olympics

When the 2016 Olympics kick off, UNC will be well represented with a mix of Olympic veterans and first timers. Some will earn a medal, and others unfortunately will not. Regardless, some of these events represent the pinnacle of their given sport, and they should all be commended. These athletes will proudly display the colors of their home countries. (Tar Heel Blog)

North Carolina track recruit wins worlds in hurdles

Marcus Krah, a member of the Durham Striders Track Club, took first place in the 110-meter hurdles at the IAAF Under 20 World Championships in Poland. His winning time was 13.25 seconds. Krah, who will attend UNC, set the state record in the event for Durham Hillside in the Class 4-A state championships in May. (Burlington Times News)

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