Flanagan's Coach, Jerry Schumacher says, if Shalane desires, she can challenge for Tokyo 2020 marathon team and break Kastors' marathon AR


Flanagan_ShalaneLedsH-NYC17.JPGShalane Flanagan makes her move, NYC Marathon, November 5, 2017, photo by PhotoRun.net

MARBLEHEAD (USA): Shalane Flanagan's coach Jerry Schumacher believes she can challenge for a place on the Olympic team in Tokyo 2020 and break Deena Kastor's American record of 2:19:46 if she is still motivated to continue her career, informs Oregon Live. "She could have a few more years of doing this. She is really at her best now, and that's exciting. Do I think she could run an American record? Absolutely. Could she win Boston? Absolutely? Could she continue to perform at a high level and make a fifth Olympic team? Absolutely. Does she want to? She has to think about where she is in life and decide. If she wants to continue, there are some exciting moments ahead. If she's done, what a great way to end it," he said.

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