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Shalane Flanagan Will Make Marathon Debut in NYC

EUGENE, OR - JUNE 25: Shalane Flanagan competes in the 10,000 meter final during the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field on June 25, 2009 in Eugene, Oregon. Flanagan finished second. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

It seems like everyone wants to run the marathon. And not just any marathon—the ING New York City Marathon. Haile Gebrselassie, the marathon world record holder and undisputed King of the Road, has already announced that he’s running NYC for the first time this fall. Defending NYC champion and American superstar Meb Keflezighi is also returning to defend his title. And now, Shalane Flanagan, America’s track darling, has announced she’ll be making her marathon debut in New York on November 7.

“It’s the ultimate challenge for the distance runner,’’ Flanagan told The Boston Globe. “I would love to win another Olympic medal, but more than anything, I would love to win a major marathon.’’ Read the rest of this entry →


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