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Shalane Flanagan

Shalane Flanagan

Event: Distance
Height: 5-5
Weight: 113
PR: 3,000m - 8:33.25iAR (2007); 5,000m - 14:44.80 (2007); 10,000m - 30:22.22AR (2008); Half marathon -1:08:31 (2010); Marathon - 2:25:38 (2012)
Born: 07/08/1981
Current Residence: Portland, Ore.
Hometown: Marblehead, Mass.
High School: Marblehead (Mass.) H.S. '00
College: University of North Carolina '04
Coach: Jerry Schumacher
Agent: Steve Edwards
Sponsor: Nike
Club: Bowerman Track Club
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USA Championships
Four-time USA Outdoor champion – 2005 (15:10.96); 2008 (31:34.81); 2011 (30:59.97); 2013 (31:43.20)
Five-time USA XC champion – 2004 (12:26); 2005 (13:24.3); 2010 (25:10); 2011 (25:47); 2013 (25:49)
Two-time USA marathon champion – 2010 (2:28:40); 2012 (2:25:38)
2007 USA Indoor 3,00m champion - (8:56.74)
2011 USA half marathon champion (1:09:41)
Two-time USA 5 km road champion – 2008 (15:29); 2007 (15:25)
Two-time USA Outdoor runner-up – 2003, 5,000m (15:20.54); 2009, 10,000m (31:23.43)
Two-time USA Outdoor bronze medalist – 2004 (15:10.52); 2008 (15:02.81)

International Championships
2011 World cross country bronze medalist (25:10)
2008 Olympic Games bronze medalist (30:22.22)

Collegiate Championships
Two-time NCAA XC champion – 2003 (19:30.4); 2002 (19:36)
2003 NCAA Indoor 3,000m champion (9:01.05)
Two-time NCAA Outdoor runner-up – 2003, 5,000m (15:30.60); 2002, DMR (10:59.76)
Two-time 2002 NCAA bronze medalist – outdoor 1500m (4:15.52); indoor mile (4:39.11)

Awards and Honors
Indoor American record holder – 3,000m (8:33.25) and 5,000m (14:47.62)
Outdoor American record holder – 10,000m (30:22:22), previously held 5,000m record (14:44.80)
2002 NCAA Cross Country Runner of the Year
2002 Honda Athlete of the Year for Cross Country
2002 AAC Athlete of the Year

About Shalane
Flanagan is an extremely versatile distance runner, with multiple U.S. titles from the 3,000m to the marathon bearing her name. Flanagan continued her dominance of American distance running in 2013, winning her sixth USA Outdoor Championship and her fifth USA Cross Country Championship. In 2012 Flanagan left her mark on the history books with an Olympic Trials marathon record of 2:25:38 in only her second attempt at the 26.2 mile distance.  At the 2008 Olympics, Flanagan overcame stomach problems that threatened her participation and hot temperatures to win the 10,000m bronze and break her own American record. Flanagan is only the second American woman to ever win an Olympic medal at 10,000m, joining Lynn Jennings, who won the bronze in 1992. Flanagan has also one of the U.S.’s top cross country runners for more than a decade from her 2000 win of the USA Junior XC Championships through her 2011 individual bronze medal at the IAAF World XC Championships where she also helped to lead the U.S. women to a team bronze. While she was injured in 2006, it was discovered that Flanagan was born with an extra bone in her foot. Both of Flanagan’s parents are accomplished runners. Her mother Cheryl Treworgy competed on the World Cross Country teams in 1968 (11th), 1969 (4th), 1970 (18th), 1974 (28th) 1976 (38th) and is also a former women's marathon world record holder. Her father Steve Flanagan also participated on a U.S. World XC team and boasted a marathon PR of 2:18. Flanagan is married to Steve Edwards who was a track and field athlete at UNC. Flanagan participated in soccer and swimming in high school.
Results
2013: 8th at World Outdoors 10,000m (31:34.83); 1st at USA Outdoors 10,000m (31:43.20); 4th at Boston Marathon (2:27:08); 2nd at New Orleans RNR half marathon (1:08:31); 1st at USA XC (25:49);
2012: 25th at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships (1:14:41); 10th in Olympic Games marathon (2:25:51); 3rd at Olympic Trials 10,000m (31:59.69); 1st at Lisboa Half Marathon (1:08:52); Olympic Trials Marathon champion (2:25:38)
2011: 7th at World Outdoor (31:25.57); 4th at Stockholm 5,000m (14:46.80); 4th at Paris 5,000m (14:45.20); 1st at USA Outdoors  (30:59.97); 6th at Pre Classic 5,000m (14:49.68); 2nd at Payton-Jordan (30:39.57); 3rd at World XC 8km (25:10) and team bronze; 1st at USA Cross Country 8km (25:47)
2010: 2nd at NYC Marathon (2:28:40); 11th at USA Outdoor Champs 1500m (4:19.56); 2nd at Pre Classic 5,000m (14:49.08); 9th at NY Grand Prix 1500m (4:06.44); 12th at World XC  8 km (25:20); 1st at USA XC 8 km (25:10); 1st  at USA Half Marathon (1:09:41)
2009: 14th at World Outdoors (31:32.19); 2nd at USA Outdoor  (31:23.43); 4th at adidas Track Classic 5,000m (15:10.86); 11th at Pre Classic 1500m (4:06.91); 2nd at Boston Indoor Games 5,000m (14:47.62AR)
2008: 3rd at Olympic Games 10,000m (30:22.22AR) and 10th in 5,000m (15:50.80); 1st at Olympic Trials 10,000m (31:34.81) and 3rd in 5,000m (15:02.81); 1st at Mt. SAC (30:34.49AR); 1st at USA 5 km Road (15:29)
2007: 3rd at Zurich 1500m (4:10.86); 8th at World Outdoors (15:03.86); 1st at USA Outdoor (14:51.75); 4th Monaco 3,000m (8:35.34); 2nd at Heusden 1500m (4:06.24); 5th at Rome  (15:04.27); 3rd at Pre Classic 1500m (4:05.86); 1st at Mt. SAC  5,000m (14:44.80AR); 1st at USA Indoor 3,000m (8:56.74); 2nd Boston Indoor Games 3,000m (8:33.25iAR); 2nd in USA XC 8 km (27:48); 1st at USA 5 km Road (15:25)
2006: did not compete – injured foot
2005: 7th  in 2nd semifinal heat at World Outdoor (15:20.59); 1st at USA Outdoor (15:10.96); 4th at New York Grand Prix 3,000m (8:54.43); 9th Pre Classic 1500m (4:22.07); 20th at World XC 4 km (14:05) and team bronze; 1st at USA XC 4 km (13:24.3)
2004: 11th in semifinals at the Olympic Games  5,000m (15:34.63); 3rd at Olympic Trials 5,000m (15:10.52) and 6th in 1,500m (4:11.05); 7th in 1,500m at Pre Classic (4:09.27); 3rd at Boston (15:05.08); 1st at Mt. SAC  (15:09.67); 14th at World XC 4 km (13:34); 1st at USA 4 km XC  (12:26);  4th place in Boston Indoor Games 1500m (4:13.55)
2003: 1st at NCAA XC (19:30.4); 2nd at USA Outdoor 5,000m (15:20.54) and 4th in 1500m (4:13.64); 2nd at NCAA Outdoors 5,000m (15:30.60); 1st at ACC Outdoor 5,000m (15:47.75) and 1500m (4:13.05); 1st at NCAA Indoors 3,000m (9:01.05); 1st at ACC Indoor mile (4:28.25); 5th at Boston Indoor Games 3,000m (9:00.22)
2002: 1st at NCAA XC (19:36); 3rd at NCAA Outdoor 1500m (4:15.52)and 2nd in DMR (10:59.76); 1st at ACC Outdoor 1,500m (4:16.19); 3rd at  NCAA Indoor mile (4:39.11) and 6th in 3,000m (9:16.30); 1st at ACC indoor mile (4:42.35) DMR (11:39.98) and 3,000m (9:19.85); 4th Tyson Indoor mile (4:38.43)
2001: 10th at NCAA Outdoors 1500m (4:25.67); 1st at ACC Outdoor 1,500m (4:18.12) and 5,000m (16:29.68); 7th at NCAA Indoor mile (4:45.25); 1st at  ACC Indoor mile (4:37.41) and 3rd in 3,000m (9:33.02)

USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2014
: Outdoor Bests - 15 km road, 47:00; Marathon, 2:22:02
2013: Outdoor Bests - 10,000m, 31:04.85 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 10 in the World, ranked No. 9 in the World by T&FN); Half-Marathon, 68:31 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 19 in the World); Marathon, 2:27.08 (No. 1 in the USA, ranked No. 1 in the USA by T&FN)
2012: Outdoor bests - 10,000m, 31:59.69 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 35 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN); marathon 2:25:38 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN)
2011: Indoor bests – 3,000m, 8:39.18 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 4 in the world); Outdoor bests – 1500m, 4:06.63 (No. 5 in the USA, ranked No. 6 in the USA by T&FN); 5,000m, 14:15.20 (No. 1 in the USA byT&FN, No. 14 in the world); 10,000m, 30:39.57 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA, No. 6 in the world by T&FN)
2010: Outdoor bests – 1500m, 4:06.44 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 44 in the world); 5,000m, 14:49.08 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 20 in the world)
2009: Outdoor bests – 1500m, 4:06.91 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 47 in the world); 5,000m, 15:10.86 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 31 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN); 10,000m, 31:23.42 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 15 in the world)
2008: Outdoor bests – 5,000m, 14:59.69 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 25 in the world , ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN); 10,000m, 30:22.22 (No.1 in the USA, No. 3 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the world, No. 1 USA by T&FN)
2007: Indoor bests – 3,000m, 8:33.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 4 in the world); Outdoor bests – 1500m, 4:05.86 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 26 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN); 5,000m, 14:44.80 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 8 in the world, ranked No. 10 in the world)
2006: did not compete
2005: Outdoor best – 1500m, 4:22.07; 5,000m, 15:10.96
2004: Outdoor bests – 1500m, 4:09.27 (No. 9 in the USA by T&FN); 5,000m, 15:05.08 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 42 in the world, ranked No. 4 in the USA by T&FN)
2003: Indoor bests – 3,000m, 9:00.22 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 32 in the world); Outdoor bests – 1500m, 4:11.60 (No. 12 in the USA, ranked No. 7 in the USA by T&FN); 5,000m, 15:20.54 (No. 5 in the USA, ranked No. 4 in the USA by T&FN)
2002: Indoor bests – 3,000m, 9:16.19 (No. 8 in the USA); Outdoor bests – 1500m, 4:15.37
2001: Indoor bests – 3,000m, 9:33.02; Outdoor bests – 1500m, 4:18.12; 5,000m, 16;29.68
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