After a 2nd place finish in the US Olympic Team Marathon Trials and a 6th place finish in the Rio Olympic Marathon, Shalane Flanagan will make her 2017 marathon debut at the Boston Marathon. Often referred to as the most historic marathon course in the world, the Boston Marathon holds a special place in Shalane's heart. Growing up in Boston, Shalane dreamed of running in the Boston Marathon one day. Her dream sure did come true! She has made her city proud by placing in the top 10 in each attempt. Shalane is excited to return to her roots in Boston and have another strong performance in front of her home crowd.