• Shalane Flanagan Wins New York City Marathon

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Shalane Flanagan of the United States took the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon crown on Sunday, November 5.

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

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