The 36-year-old Flanagan crossed the line in 2:26:53 beating the 3-time defending New York Marathon champion and women´s only marathon world record holder, Mary Keitany of Kenya, by nearly one minute.
The women´s podium conluded Ethiopian runner Mamitu Daska who finished after 2:28:08.
Shalane Flanagan became the first American women since 1977 to win the NYC Marathon.
“I’ve dreamed of a moment like this since I was a little girl. It means a lot to me, to my family, and hopefully inspires the next generation of American women to be patient. It took me seven years to do this so a lot of work went into this moment.” Flanagan Said.
Top 10 Women
1 Shalane Flanagan 2:26:53 USA 2 Mary Keitany 2:27:54 KEN 3 Mamitu Daska 2:28:08 ETH 4 Edna Kiplagat 2:29:36 KEN 5 Allie Kieffer 2:29:39 USA 6 Sara Dossena 2:29:39 ITA 7 Eva Vrabcova 2:29:41 CZE 8 Kellyn Taylor 2:29:56 USA 9 Diane Nukuri 2:31:21 BDI 10 Stephanie Bruce 2:31:44 USA