Shalane Flanagan is not by any means a newcomer to marathon running. In 2008, American runner Flanagan won the Olympic bronze medal in Beijing, China. In the same year, Flanagan broke the American record in the 10,000m two times, and won three United States running titles.
Click the following link to read a great interview with NYC Marathon runner-up Shalane Flanagan:
As featured in the Web Only issue of Running Times Magazine
A solid half marathon debut for the Olympic medalist
By Duncan Larkin