Shalane Flanagan Wins The NYC Marathon And Breaks Record

On Sunday, Nov. 5, Olympic medalist Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the NYC Marathon in 40 years. With a time of 2:26:53, she stands with the second-fastest time ever by an American woman.

The last American woman to win New York was Miki Gorman, who won consecutive titles in 1976-77.

Shalane Flanagan took the spot from Mary Keitany on Sunday. Keitany had won three straight New York marathons. Flanagan finished with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 26 minutes, 53 seconds, about a minute faster than Keitany.

“I’ve dreamed of a moment like this since I was a little girl. It means a lot to me, to my family—and hopefully, inspires the next generation of American women to just be patient. It took me seven years to do this. It took a lot of work for just this one moment.” ” Flanagan said, through tears.


Source: Runner’s World