Friday, April 22, 2011

Athlete Spotlight: Shalane Flanagan

Shalane is the American powerhouse nowadays in the 5,000 meter through marathon. She holds the American record in the 10,000 meter for a time of 30:22. She ran that time at the 2008 Beijing olympics which earned her a bronze medal. Which is a very impressive result for an American. In 2011 she also received a bronze at the world cross country championships. Which is very impressive as well. For indoor track she holds American records for the 3,000 meter and 5,000 meter. Shalane's talents dont just exist on the track though, she has been a force to be reckoned with in the marathon after she placed 2nd in the 2010 New York city marathon. Shalane is incredibly talented and has performed well against the best Kenyan and Ethiopian runners. She now runs and trains with the Nike Oregon project under Alberto Salazar. Shalane will have some very good performances and be in contingent for various world records by the end of her carrier.

12 comments:

  1. Nice post!
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  2. Salazar, that is an awesome last name. On the runners note that is impressive for an American

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  3. I wish I was as ripped as her, inspiring lady :D

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  4. Nice, always cool to see an American competing at a level of the Kenyan and Ethopian competitors.

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