She went the distance: Shalane Flanagan announces retirement

October 21, 2019

She may have announced her retirement, but she's taking on a new form of running ... as in running a team. One of the most impressive distance runners in American history, Shalane Flanagan will be coaching at the Bowerman Track Club in Portland, Oregon.




She started running at UNC, but u-n-(seen) nothing yet ...  she went on to be a four-time Olympian, winner of the 2017 New York City Marathon, and top 10 finisher all four times she ran the Boston Marathon.

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She went the distance ... hanging up her running shoes after a 15-year long career.

https://twitter.com/ShalaneFlanagan/status/1148301955334172672

The road to success wasn't easy ... Flanagan suffered numerous injuries that ran her body ragged.

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She may have stopped running, but her memory will continue to race through the minds of those she's inspired during her incredible career.


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