Shalane Flanagan took third in her third running of the NYC Marathon. In her previous visits to the Big Apple, Shalane Flanagan had taken second (2010) and first (2017). In 2014, Shalane Flanagan ran her marathon PB of 2:21.14 at the Berlin Marathon.
As in all of her runs, this one was a battle. Shalane Flanagan had fought her way into third after Mary Keitany shook the race up. This was, more than likely, the last elite marathon of Shalane Flanagan, from her own words. A four time Olympian, Shalane Flanagan took 22nd in the 5000m in Athens (heats), 9th in the 5000m and the silver medal in the 10,000m in Beijing, took 10th in the marathon in London, and sixth in the Rio Olympic marathon.
This is a short piece as announcer Jay Holder asks Shalane Flanagan to comment on her race on 4 November 2018.