Sunday, August 5, 2012

Former UNC runner Shalane Flanagan finishes 10th in Olympic marathon

LONDON -- Shalane Flanagan, who was one of the best runners the ACC has ever had when she went to North Carolina, finished 10th in the women's marathon today.

Flanagan's teammate, Kara Goucher, was 11th. No U.S. runner medaled in the event, which was run through the streets of central London.

Flanagan finished in a time of 2:25:51, 2:44 behind the Olympic-record time of gold medalist Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia. The silver medal went to Kenya's Priscah Jeptoo and the bronze to Russia's Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova.

Flanagan had won a bronze in the 10,000 meters in the 2008 Olympics and had moved up in distance for this year's Olympics.

1 comment:

BH said...

Considering the African dominance of long distance running over the past few decades, two pretty impressive finishes.