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Q&A: Shalane Flanagan talks retirement plans

, four-time Olympian and winner of the 2017 New York City Marathon, called it quits on her running career in October — sort of. Flanagan, who is 38 and has long trained with Nike’s Bowerman Track Club, is moving into coaching and television work. She will serve as the color analyst for ABC’s telecast of the New York City Marathon. (Boston.com)

Shalane Flanagan's Exit Interview

drafted up her 712-word retirement announcement message during the summer. As she recovered from knee surgery, Flanagan, 37, pondered a transition into coaching. When she brought up the topic, her coach, Jerry Schumacher, would change the subject. Flanagan is one of the most accomplished distance runners of all-time. (Sports Illustrated)

Shalane Flanagan, a model of consistency on and off the racecourse

It was easy to take for granted as a marathon contender. She brought that on herself with sustained excellence. She started a dozen races over a nine-year span, all in the competitive crucible of majors, U.S. Olympic team trials, and Summer Olympic Games; she finished in the top 10 in every one. That is a remarkable history. (ESPN.com)

Shalane Flanagan: Her Career in Photos

, who announced her retirement from professional running, will be remembered as one of the most inspiring American runners of her generation. From her start at the University of North Carolina to her final race in New York City, Flanagan, 38, has always put it all on the line. Here’s a look at some of the landmark moments in her long career. (Runner's World)

Shalane Flanagan Announces Retirement, Takes on Full-Time Coaching Role

, one of the most decorated distance runners in American history, announced Monday she is retiring from professional running. During her 15-year pro career, Flanagan competed in four Olympics, won a silver medal in the 10,000 meters at the 2008 Olympics, set numerous American records, and won the 2017 New York City Marathon. (Runners World)

Video: Jared Martin - Neuroscientist

Former UNC Student-Athlete Jared Martin sits down with UNCUT to share his story. Hear from his coaches, Jeff Gorski and , and teammates, Will Eskew, and Jill Shippee on how Jared transitioned from a walk-on on UNC's swim team to an All-ACC Track & Field performer, all while majoring in neuroscience. Read More...

Jill Shippee: I'm More Than A Statistic

We’ve heard the stereotypes. Some of my classmates believe I only focus on track, and I don’t go to class, and I have tutors who do my homework and take exams for me. What I would like my classmates to see is the laptop and textbook propped up in front of me during bus rides. My name on the Dean’s List. The hours I spend locked in my room studying. (UNCUT)

Who dominates the ACC outside football and basketball?

North Carolina runs not just the ACC but also the women's college soccer world. The Tar Heels own by far the most national titles in the sport, with 21. Carolina also has dominated field hockey. The Tar Heels have seven national titles and 21 ACC championships and won the title last season. UNC has 11 individual swimming & diving national champions. (ESPN.com)

Legendary UNC Track & Field Coach Dennis Craddock Passes Away

, the UNC's men's and women's head cross country and track and field coach for 27 years, died Tuesday. A member of the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame since 2013, Craddock would have turned 74 on Sept. 20. Craddock's teams at UNC and the University of Virginia won 45 ACC championships. (GoHeels.com)

Record 405 Tar Heels Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

A record 405 UNC student-athletes have been named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll. It marks the fourth straight year that UNC has established a new high and the first time more than 400 Tar Heels were named to the list. The ACC Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the academic year. (GoHeels.com)
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