Shalane Flanagan Announces First Race Since Injury

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USA 10K record holder Shalane Flanagan will run her first race since the Rio Olympic Marathon last August when she lines up at the 48th annual AJC Peachtree Road Race on Tuesday, July 4, in Atlanta, the Atlanta Track Club announced last week. The event will also host the USA 10-kilometer road running championships for both men and women.

Flanagan, 35, who won the Peachtree in 2015, has been sidelined by a fracture in her iliac crest. That back injury forced her to miss the Boston Marathon last April.

“I am excited to return to the AJC Peachtree Road Race to run for the national title,” said Flanagan through a statement. “There is no better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with the best distance runners in the country at the world’s largest 10K.”

In addition, Flanagan and whole-foods chef Elyse Kopecky will also make a special appearance at the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race for a good cause. The co-authors of “Run Fast, Eat Slow,” will discuss their New York Times Bestseller and participate in a meet-and-greet on July 2, at the Georgia World Congress Center. The event will be presented by Whole Foods Markets, and a portion of the proceeds will go to Atlanta Track Club’s youth running program, Kilometer Kids.

Related: Shalane Flanagan Withdraws From 2017 Boston Marathon

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