Shalane Flanagan

United States of America

Fast Facts

  • Birthplace:

    Boulder, USA

  • Birthdate:

    July 8, 1981

  • Event:

    Middle-distance and long-distance

  • Personal Best:

    5000 meters: 14:44.80

    10000 meters: 30:22.22

    Marathon: 2:21:14

  • On-Track Shoe:

    Nike Air Zoom Streak

  • Residence:

    Portland, USA

Transformative Moment

Winning a bronze medal in the 10000 meters at the 2008 Summer Games.

Shalane Says

My good-luck charm is...

my lucky number: 8.

I’m inspired by...

my high-school and college coaches.

If I wasn’t an athlete...

I would be a chef.

On my day off...

I enjoy painting, wakeboarding, dancing, hiking and listening to music.

I relax by...

cooking or spending time with my friends and cat.

My favorite meal is...

Mexican food or sushi.

I want my legacy to be...

that I had a huge impact on the running community.

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