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Shalane Flanagan Recalls Tough Marathon Preparation

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

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

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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