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Mass Native Finishes in Top-10 of Women’s Marathon

Monday, August 06, 2012

 

Flanagan running in the 2012 London Marathon / Courtesy Megan Happ

Marblehead’s Shalane Flanagan placed first among U.S. runners in the Women’s Marathon on Sunday afternoon as the United States finished back-to-back in the tenth and eleventh spots.

Flanagan had to combat London’s rainy weather as she ran the course, which took her through The Mall near Buckingham Place, along the River Thames, past St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London before circling St. James’ Park to finish.

Flanagan completed the route in 2:25:51 to come in tenth place, 2:44 behind the gold medalist Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia. The United States’ other finisher Kara Goucher, who is also Flanagan’s training partner, finished sixteen seconds behind Flanagan to round out the US’ back-to-back finishes.

Before the London Games began, Flanagan wrote about what she hoped to get out of her third Olympic experience: “My eyes are on the prize and my goals and dreams lie on the streets of London,” she said in her blog.

The 2012 Olympic Team Finals marked just the second time Flanagan competed in a marathon—however she still excelled, setting a U.S. trial record of 2:25:38.

At the 2008 Beijing Games, Flanagan won a bronze medal in the 10000 meters, becoming just the second American woman to medal in the event. She also holds the American record in the 10000 meters with a time of 30:22:22.

Flanagan attended Marblehead High School and went on to compete for UNC Chapel Hill, winning national cross-country championships in 2002 and 2003.

 

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