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Shalane Flanagan

Residence: Portland, OR
Hometown: Marblehead, MA
Age on race day: 30

Best Qualifying Performance: 2:28:40, New York, 2010
PRs: Half-Marathon, 1:08:37 (2010); Marathon, 2:28:40 (2010)
Olympic Trials Marathon History: Debut

Career Highlights:

Bronze Medalist – 2008 Olympic Games 10,000m
Bronze Medalist – 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, 8K
U.S. Record – 10,000m, 30:22.22 (2008)
U.S. Record – 3000m, 8:33.25 (2007) and 5000m, 14:47.62 (2009) – indoors
14-time USA Champion (4 track, 4 road, 1 indoor and 5 cross country)

Additional Highlights:

2011

Bronze Medalist – 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, 8K
7th – IAAF World Championships 10,000m
1st – Dodge Latin Music Miami Beach Half Marathon (1:09:58)

2010

USA Half Marathon Champion (1:09:41)
12th – IAAF World Cross Country Championships
2nd – ING New York City Marathon (2:28:40)

2009

14th – IAAF World Championships 10,000m
Set indoor U.S. Record at 5000m (14:47.62)

Of Note:

In her 10,000m debut in 2008, Flanagan ran 30:34.39 to shatter the U.S. Record by 17 seconds. Two-time Olympian has since lowered her mark to 30:22.22 … A Marblehead, MA, high school star, she set her indoor American Records in front of a hometown crowd at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston … Missed the entire 2006 season after surgery to remove an extra bone in her foot … Holds the three fastest 10,000m times ever run by an American woman … Olympic Trials will be only her second marathon … Coached by Jerry Schumacher … Mother, Cheryl Treworgy (nee Bridges), is a former marathon World Record Holder (2:49:40) and father, Steve Flanagan, was a national class cross country runner … Married Steve Edwards in 2005; both competed for the University of North Carolina.

Twitter: @ShalaneFlanagan

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