It’s a day equal parts sad and joyous: Shalane Flanagan has announced her retirement from professional running and transition into professional coaching. She ends her career as one of the greatest- if not THE greatest- US distance runners of all-time. She made four Olympic teams. She won sixteen US titles, a World Cross Country bronze medal, an Olympic silver medal, and the 2017 New York City Marathon. She has been an incredible inspiration to a generation of distance runners and a wonderful leader of our professional team. No short paragraph could do justice to her wide ranging impact on the sport and our club, so we’ve assembled below her announcement as well as a sampling of the many articles on her illustrious career.
Fans, Teammates, and Friends React to Shalane Flanagan’s Retirement (Runners’ World)
Running Legend Shalane Flanagan Is Retiring (Outside Magazine)