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Athlete Quotes - Women’s 10,000m

Amy Begley – Winner Women’s 10,000M
 
 “My husband gave me a new mantra this year, ‘Just do it, don’t think.’ This year there are no limits out there.”
 
“Shalane and I wanted to put on a show, so we traded laps for the first 5K. It really made the race go faster.”
 
“Compared to last year, this meet was interesting because Hayward was not as packed as it was for the trials. But still, the Hayward crowd is great.”
 
“I learned to sprint this year. It was my trainer’s idea. I stayed healthy and worked on my speed. It’s hard to gut it out for those shorter races.”
 
“With 150 to go I kept repeating the mantra to myself, and reminded myself that I have closed this fast before.”
 
“Last year was more pressure filled, but this year was more fun. This year was the icing on the cake, and I just went with no limits.”
 
Shalane Flanagan – Second Place Women’s 10,000M
 
On her prelim race:
“I felt pretty good. I just left it to a kick, and that gives you a 50-50 chance of winning. Amy and I decided that we were going to make a good solid race out of it.”
 
“I felt really strong. I have been doing a lot of long distance work. I am looking forward to sharpening up over the next month or so.”
 
 
 

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