Flanagan Goes For Gold Sunday
The race will be shown live on NBC.
Marblehead’s Shalane Flanagan competes in the women’s marathon on Sunday, Aug. 5. The race will be shown live on NBC, Channel 7, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Her Marblehead High School accomplishments included three-time All-State cross country performances, a first-place All-State finish in the mile, and a two-mile win whose record still stands; her 4:46 mile won the Indoor National Scholastic Championships.
She attended the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she won national cross country titles in 2002 and 2003 — becoming the first individual champion in the sport in Tar Heel history — and numerous track accolades.
On August 16, 2008, Flanagan finished 3rd in the 2008 Olympic Womens 10000m Finals in Beijing, capturing the Bronze medal. She also set a new American record in 30:22.22, shattering her own American record set earlier in the year. She is only the second American woman to receive an Olympic medal in the 10,000 m.