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Shalane Flanagan returning to defend NYC Marathon title

says she will return to defend her New York City Marathon title in November. "When I think about running New York, I get a feeling of ecstasy; my stomach turns," Flanagan told The New York Times. Flanagan ran the 2017 New York City Marathon in 2 hours, 26 minutes, 53 seconds to become the first female American to win the race since 1977. (ESPN.com)

The story of UNC’s first Olympic medalist

Floyd “Chunk” Simmons was an all-around athlete in Chapel Hill in both football and track and field. The son of Davidson's football coach, Simmons was a good player for UNC but was stuck behind . He was more known for track and field and became a star in the decathlon. Simmons once said he competed in that discipline because he “wanted to do it all.” (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Athletics: Community Outreach Year In Review

Carolina Athletics is committed to giving back to the campus and surrounding community. Outreach is a part of UNC's culture, and student-athletes act on a desire to serve and embrace their responsibility as role models. Each team has an outreach representative who organizes service opportunities, and the number of hours devoted to service continues to climb. (GoHeels.com)

The story of Harry Williamson, UNC’s first ever Olympian

Before , or any other Tar Heel made it to the Olympics, was the first. Williamson was a star in track and field at UNC, having won multiple conference championships. He took part in the 800 meters at the 1936 Olympics. No other Tar Heel would make an Olympic team until fellow track and field athletes Bill Albans and Floyd “Chunk” Simmons in 1948. (Tar Heel Blog)

The Food that Fuels Shalane Flanagan

In 2017, 36-year-old became the first American woman in 40 years to win the New York City Marathon. Her secret? Food that’s more than just fuel. In her new cookbook, Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow, Flanagan shares the nourishing and delicious meals that helped her break the tape in Central Park. We asked her to share her top five dishes. (Runner's World)

Kenny Selmon Wins 400H World Title in London

Donning a USA singlet, recent North Carolina graduate captured the world title in the men's 400-meter hurdles at the 2018 Athletics World Cup in London on Sunday. A photo finish clocked Selmon at 48.97, besting Poland's Patryk Dobek by a mere 0.05 seconds and the top-ranked Annsert Whyte of Jamaica by three spots. (GoHeels.com)

End in Sight for UNC's Athletic Construction Project

On Tuesday, Inside Carolina spoke with North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham to receive an update on the facility construction, completion dates, and general relevant information. UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham told Inside Carolina this week that new indoor football practice facility will be completed "sometime in early September." (Inside Carolina)

Top 25 college programs ranked by athletic success

7. North Carolina: "Top 2017-18 sports: women’s field hockey; men’s soccer; women’s lacrosse. Trajectory: Down. Tar Heels slid out of the Top Ten for the first time since 2014, finishing 13th, and this also was the first time since ’14 that UNC wasn’t the top ACC program." 247Sports: At what point are the Tar Heels going to break through and win the College World Series? (247 Sports)

Record Number Of Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

For the third year in a row and the fifth time in the past six years, a record number of Tar Heel have earned spots on the ACC Academic Honor Roll. UNC placed 391 student-athletes, an all-time high, on the ACC's 62nd-annual honor roll, announced on Friday. It's the sixth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have earned the recognition. (GoHeels.com)

Joel Berry, Marie McCool, Kenny Selmon Win Patterson Medals

A trio of national champions – Final Four Most Outstanding Player II, women's lacrosse midfield standout Marie McCool, and USATF champion hurdler – are the 2018 recipients of the Patterson Medal, the most prestigious athletic honor awarded at UNC. The Patterson Medal is based primarily on career athletic accomplishments. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Finish 13th in Learfield Directors Cup

Seven top-10 finishes and 13 teams in the top 25 led UNC to a 13th-place national showing in the 2017-18 Learfield Sports Directors Cup. This is the 19th consecutive year the Tar Heels have finished in the top 15 in the Directors Cup. The Directors Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points in a maximum of 19 sports per school. (GoHeels.com)

Kenny Selmon Captures USATF Title In 400M Hurdles

earned the title of national champion in the men's 400-meter hurdles at the USATF Outdoor Championships after running a second-best time of 48.21. His first-place finish secures Selmon a spot on Team USA. "I've been waiting to be a part of the UNC University of National Champions, so it's an honor to do that in my last race in a UNC uniform." (GoHeels.com)

Alcorta, Keefer, And Shippee Earn Track & Field All-America Honors

The North Carolina track and field teams racked up three All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Thursday. Freshmen Jill Shippee and Anna Keefer earned second-team All-America honors in the women's hammer throw and long jump, respectively, while senior Caroline Alcorta captured second-team honors in the 10,000 meters.. (GoHeels.com)

Kenny Selmon Advances to Friday's NCAA Final

kicked off opening-day competition for the UNC track and field teams at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Wednesday. Finishing first in his heat with the fastest semifinal time of 49.27, he earned the top seed for the men's 400-meter hurdles final on Friday. Selmon will make his third-straight finals appearance in the event. (GoHeels.com)

Kenny Selmon Named Men's Track Southeast Region Athlete Of The Year

UNC senior has been named the men's track southeast region athlete of the year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association. Selmon, a four-time All-American, is ranked second nationally in the 400-meter hurdles and is undefeated in the event this season. He has run sub-49 in three races this year – all ranking top 20 in the world. (GoHeels.com)
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