Shalane Flanagan on Running: 7 Inspiring Quotes from the 2017 New York City Marathon Winner

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The first American woman to win the NYC Marathon in 40 years is awe-inspiring, full of spirit and incredibly quotable. 

Shalane on camaraderie

“My training is always enhanced when I share it.”

Shalane on the all-too-real challenges of tapering

“The taper tantrums are real.”

Shalane on Failure and Success

“If you have the courage to fail, then you have the courage to succeed.”

Shalane on Hard Work

“No excuses. Just do the work.”

Shalane on the Toughness of Runners

“All runners are tough. Everyone has to have a little fire in them, that even in tough times, can’t be turned off.”

Shalane on Reaching for the Stars

“Don’t be afraid to dream of achieving the impossible.”

Shalane on Her NYC Marathon 2017 Win

“It’s a moment I’m trying to soak up and savor. This is the moment I’ve dreamed of since I was a little girl.”

Shalane Flanagan is the first American woman in 40 years to win the New York City Marathon. She won in 2:26:53 (blazingly fast!). Congratulations, Shalane! Your spirit, perseverance and wise words inspire runners everywhere.

Photo via ShalaneFlanagan on Instagram.

One thought on “Shalane Flanagan on Running: 7 Inspiring Quotes from the 2017 New York City Marathon Winner

  1. David Bower says:

    If you do decide to retire from the seriously hard work of elite marathon training, way to go out on top! If you stay in the game, best wishes for good health and good training.

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