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Olympic Spotlight: Shalane Flanagan Through The Years

Olympic Spotlight: Shalane Flanagan Through The Years
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Three-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan was born to run. Her parents have impressive running resumes. She grew up in a running store. Flanagan was meant to be an American running legend.

And lucky for us, we have been along for the ride capturing some of her biggest career highlights, workouts, behind the scenes interviews and more.

Get to know the 2016 Olympian as we take you through the years of one of the greatest American distance runners of all-time.

"It's crazy how things work out." - Shalane Flanagan


THROUGH THE YEARS IN PHOTOS




THROUGH THE YEARS IN VIDEOS


Shalane Flanagan All-Access


THE TRIALS OF: Shalane Flanagan (Trailer)


Shalane Flanagan used to run like a kamikaze. She would run so hard trying to beat people that she wouldn't even finish races. Shalane had to change her training. She now holds American records including the indoor 3K and 5K, as well as the 10K - a race in which she captured the Olympic bronze medal. Her next challenge: pushing herself to the next level of endurance, and qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in the marathon.

WATCH:
THE TRIALS OF: Shalane Flanagan | Meant To Do This (Ep.1)
THE TRIALS OF: Shalane Flanagan | Unknown Places (Ep.2)



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Shalane Flanagan Workout


Pre-2008 Olympic Trials Shalane Flanagan Workout (June 2008)


Flanagan had her sights set on the 5K at the 2008 Olympic Trials.....that was before she became the American record-holder in the 10K. With Eugene just over three weeks away, many people wondered which event would be her strongest. Did you ever think about her doing both?

Either way, this workout in Colorado Springs will show you that you need more than just intervals and miles to make it to the top.


Shalane Flanagan Interviews


The 2007 season and the future


Shalane Flanagan Berlin World Champs 10K in 2009


Shalane Flanagan after 2010 U.S. Half Marathon Debut in 69:41


Shalane Flanagan after debut marathon at 2010 New York City Marathon


Shalane Flanagan, 2x NCAA Champion talks NCAA XC in 2011


Shalane Flanagan on new training partner Kara Goucher in 2011


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Shalane Flanagan has some unfinished business (2013)


An emotional connection drove Shalane Flanagan to train for the 2014 Boston Marathon


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Shalane Flanagan makes 10K world team at 2015 USATF Championships

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Shalane Flanagan Race Videos


Finish of the women's mile at the 2011 UW Invitational


2011 Mt SAC Relays 1500m


Shalane Flanagan solos to a 31:04 + Jordan Hasay's pro debut at 2013 Stanford Invite


Shalane Flanagan vs. Bowerman TC teammate Emily Infeld in the 5k at 2015 PDX Track Fest


Shalane Flanagan battles Ethiopia's Gelete Burka in 25 laps at the 2015 Stanford Invite



Shalane Flanagan BONUS MATERIAL!


7th grader Grace Ping runs 18:12 5k at Roy Griak XC, draws inspiration from Shalane Flanagan


Kara Goucher talks about "frivalry" with Shalane Flanagan

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Amy Hastings Cragg talks late race conversations with Flanagan at 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials


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