Shalane Flanagan has had quite the February. Earlier this week, she announced her split with coach John Cook , citing “personal and professional” differences. On Saturday, she toed the line at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games with the intent to break Marla Runyan’s indoor 5000m American Record. With Marina Muncan setting an even pace as the rabbit, Flanagan found herself seven seconds under pace for
Was this a joke? I saw the headline on another website, and then a link to a USA Today article. No, this was definitely not a joke. Shalane Flanagan, 2008 Bronze Medalist and the American Record holder in the 10,000m, has parted ways with her coach John Cook. John Cook had also been coaching Olympians Shannon Rowbury and Erin Donohue. 3 athletes, 3 Olympians. All
October 7, 2008 – Shalane Flanagan won the bronze medal in the women’s 10,000-m at the Beijing Olympics in August. Since the event was added to the Olympics for women in 1988, only one other American has medaled: Lynn Jennings in 1992. Flanagan shattered her own American Record in the process, running 30:22.22. That’s 4:53 per mile, for more than 6 miles in a row.
June 28, 2008 – Torri Edwards, Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards and Lauryn Williams are among the top competitors at the historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon looking to earn a trip to Beijing to represent the U.S. at the Olympic Games. But the first athletes to secure their Olympic team berths came in the women’s 10,000 at the end of Friday’s session, led