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NYC Marathon Winner Shalane Flanagan to Try Again in Boston

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    American Woman Wins NYC Marathon

    Thousands of people ran in the New York City Marathon Sunday as more than two million watched from the sidelines. Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon since 1977. Rana Novini reports.

    (Published Monday, Nov. 6, 2017)

    Reigning New York City Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan will run in Boston next year in a fourth attempt to win her hometown race.

    The four-time Olympian and reigning Chicago Marathon champion will be joined on the men's side by Galen Rupp in a field of elite Americans announced Monday by race sponsor John Hancock.

    Olympians Desiree Linden, Dathan Ritzenhein, Abdi Abdirahman, Deena Kastor and Molly Huddle also are signed up for the 122nd edition of the world's oldest annual marathon, which is being held April 16.

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    Last month, Flanagan, a Marblehead, Massachusetts, native, became the first American woman to win New York since 1977.

    No U.S. woman has won Boston since 1985. But last April, the Americans had their best finishes since then, grabbing two of the top four women's spots and six of the top ten for men.

    There had been some talk after the New York City Marathon that it might have been Flanagan's last race, but she said on Instagram Monday that her heart told her to "give it one more chance, try again."

     

    My heart ♥️ said......give it one more chance, try again. See everyone in Boston on Patriots Day 2018.

    A post shared by Shalane Flanagan (@shalaneflanagan) on


    Flanagan fractured her lower back last winter and missed the Boston Marathon in the spring. She was "heartbroken" to miss her hometown race, but the injury set her up to focus on New York.

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