Quote Of The Day
“Yeah. I just believe that had Boston been a Berlin or a Chicago course, I would have run that kind of time (sub-2:20). … I feel like I’m grooming myself to be a world-class marathoner. I feel like I am becoming a true marathoner. That’s what I want. It doesn’t mean I won’t go back to the track or other races, but my big-picture goals for the rest of my career are the marathon. I think I have a little bit more self-belief.”
” … If you had asked me when I ran my first marathon if I would ever have a goal of breaking Deena’s record, I don’t know if I would say yes, because I wanted back then to get on the podium and win races, which is very important but I have changed my goals and want to be more aggressive with the marathon. I want to chase faster times. I think Boston gave me the confidence that I am evolving into a better marathon which lets me have bigger aspirations.”
– Shalane Flanagan talking about the confidence she got from her 2:22:02 in Boston this year and her goal of going sub-2:20 and getting Deena Kastor‘s 2:19:26 American record this fall.
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