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Shalane Flanagan Sets American 5000m Record (14:44.80)
by: LetsRun.com
April 14, 2007

Shalane Flanagan continued her stellar 2007 season, as she ran 14:44.80 to break drug cheat Regina Jacob's American Record of 14:45.35, at the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut California on Friday, night.

After a sizzling opening 1000m (2:55 which is 14:35 pace), Flanagan continued to hot pace, following the pacemaker and former UNC teammate Erin Donohue through the 1600 (4:40.8). Donohue's pacemaking duties were over at 1800, and Flanagan was all alone racing the clock over the final 2 miles. 2k was reached in 5:52.8 (2:57.8), halfway in 7:19.7, and Flanagan was comfortably ahead of Jacob's record pace.

Flanagan reached 3k in a 2007 world leading 8:51.6  (2:58.8 for that k), but the fast opening pace and running alone was causing her to slow. The fourth kilo was even slower (11:52.3 (3:00.7), and Flanagan would need a 2:53 final k to beat Jacobs record. But Flanagan was able to dig deep and max out a fairly even kick over the final 600 (1:02 over the final 600, 68 second pace) to come home in 14:44.80, erasing Regina Jacobs tarnished name for the record books.

The other runners in the stellar field were no match for Flanagan. Kim Smith dropped out, and Jen Rhines was the second runner home, 26 seconds behind Flanagan in 15:10.8.

This marks the second time Flanagan has taken away one of Regina Jacob's American records. The first time was at the Reebok Boston Games in the 3k. (recap here, the races impact on her career here).

Watch the Race in Its Entirety Thanks to Flocast Crew
(these guys filmed even some of the "B" races, all their Mt. Sac coverage here)

Post Race Interview:

Splits:
Kilometers: 1k 2:55, 2k 5:52.8 (2:57.8), 3k 8:51.6 (2:58.8), 4k 11:52.3 (3:00.7) 5k 14:44.7 (2:52.4)
1600 4:40.8, halfway 7:19.7 (halfway),  3200 9:27.7, 3600 10:40.2 (72.5), 4000 11:52.3 (72.1), 4400 13:02.8 (70.5), 4600 13:37.0 , 4800 14:10.4 (67.6)
(Note splits are from Scott Davis' (meet announcer and meet director) off of the video above)

 Mt. San Antonio Community College 
MT. SAC RELAYS
"Where the World's Best Athletes Compete"
Hilmer Lodge Stadium-Walnut, California - 4/7/2007 to 4/15/200

Event 232 Women 5000 Meter Run Invitational U/O
===============================================================
Name Year Team Finals
===============================================================
Finals
1 Flanagan, Shalane Psm 14:44.80
2 Rhines, Jen adidas 15:10.80
3 Elmore, Malindi Asics 15:12.12
4 Metcalfe, Megan New Balance 15:15.73
5 Rocha, Nora Mexico 15:15.77
6 Cullen, Mary Reebok 15:19.04
7 Kipyego, Sally Texas Tech 15:19.72
8 Hall, Sara Asics 15:22.56
9 Culpepper, Shayne Nike 15:30.61
10 Huddle, Molly Notre Dame 15:32.83
11 O'Neill, Kate Nike 15:32.89
12 Clement, Treniere Nike 15:34.56
13 Fernandez, Adriana Mexico 15:36.42
14 Zemba, Mandi Grand Valley St. 15:38.54
15 McDonald, Whitney Byu 15:44.55
16 McGregor, Katie Reebok 15:47.30
17 Wurth, Christin Nike 15:47.72
18 McGettigan, Roisin New Balance 16:06.91
19 Kingma, Jenna Arizona State 16:08.54
20 Akbar, Samia Reebok 16:11.53
21 Pezzullo, Stephanie Zap Fitness 16:16.17
22 Mortimer, Amy Reebok 16:18.18
23 Kimaiyo, Irene Texas Tech 16:51.62
-- Smith, Kim Reebok DNF
-- Donohue, Erin Psm DNF


Men's 5000
Anthony Famiglietti
followed up his US 8000m win in Central Park with a stellar 13:11.93 pr behind Juan Barrios of Mexico who won in 13:11.37. American distance running is vastly improving as 3 more American broke the World Championship "A" qualifying standard (13:21.5): Ryan Kirpatrick (formerly of Army, a US 10k road champ whose previous bests were 13:31 & 28:15, Ed Moran formerly of William & Mary (previous best 13:25), and Josh McDougal (previous best 13:37 indoors).

 Mt. San Antonio Community College 
MT. SAC RELAYS
"Where the World's Best Athletes Compete"
Hilmer Lodge Stadium-Walnut, California - 4/7/2007 to 4/15/200

Event 234 Men 5000 Meter Run Invitational U/O
===============================================================
Name Year Team Finals
===============================================================
Finals
1 Barrios, Juan mx international 13:11.37
2 Famiglietti, Anthony adidas 13:11.93
3 Galvan, David Mexico 13:12.18
4 Sullivan, Kevin Reebok 13:19.27
5 Kirkpatrick, Ryan Reebok 13:19.68
6 Moran, Ed Nike 13:20.35
7 McDougal, Josh Liberty 13:20.43
8 Rohatinsky, Josh Byu 13:25.53
9 Suarez, Alejandro Mexico 13:29.30
10 Summerside, Seth Arkansas 13:30.07
11 Culpepper, Alan Nike 13:33.10
12 King, Kyle Zap Fitness 13:40.78
13 Fagan, Martin Unattached 13:42.29
14 Curtis, Robert Villanova 13:43.46
15 Slattery, Steve Nike 13:44.14
16 Hogarth, Kim Western State 13:44.26
17 Chelimo, Kevin Texas Tech 13:44.61
18 McGowan, Scott New Balance 13:45.25
19 Keneally, Mark Ireland 13:45.84
20 Haas, Stephen New Balance 13:48.03
21 Nightingale, David Princeton 13:49.90
22 Murray, Gary Ireland 13:50.17
23 Korir, Wesley Louisville 13:50.44
24 Mutanya, Obed Arizona 13:50.59
25 Safronov, Dmitriy Santa Monica TC 13:51.36
26 Gu, Ming China AA 13:53.47
27 Alcorn, Kyle Arizona State 13:55.17
28 Cheseret, Robert Unattached 13:56.38
29 Vega, Teodoro Mexico 13:56.68
30 Jennings, Gabriel Saucony 14:01.88
31 Leslie, Brandon Brooks 14:04.52
32 Ruschena, David Australia 14:08.86
33 Macias, Mario World Express At 14:13.58
-- Overall, Scott Unattached DNF

Men's Race:

More Coverage, Fam Interview at Flocast


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