Shalane Flanagan Recalls Tough Marathon Preparation

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Nov. 2, 2010
  • Updated Sep. 12, 2012 at 12:56 PM UTC
Shalane Flanagan Debuts in the ING NYC Marathon this weekend. Photo:

Shalane Flanagan Debuts in the ING NYC Marathon this weekend. Photo:

American hopeful Shalane Flanagan debuts in the ING New York City Marathon this weekend and admits the training has been tough.

The top-rated American woman this Sunday, Flanagan, the U.S. 10K record holder, has realistic expectations, but “hopes to deliver a win” at some point in her career.

Flanagan ran an impressive half marathon tune-up at the ING Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in Philadelphia in September where she clocked a 1:08:36.

“The training, it’s just hard. And as a newbie to the marathon, I think it’s beneficial to get back to the track. I enjoy the track a lot. I think it’ll make me a better athlete and better for the marathon, just taking the break and working on some of my other skills,” she says.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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