Having watched many of Flanagan's big workouts, she was relieved to see her win NY. "I was like, ‘Man, if she doesn't win this race, after seeing what she did and what she put into [her preparation], there's not much hope for any of us.’ "
*59:01 Man Kenneth Kipkemoi Leads Extremely Deep Men's Field With About 40 Sub-63 Minute Runners Brit Callum Hawkins (60:24) is also racing.
Some interesting insights from the Trials as husband Alistair Cragg talks about yelling to Amy to stop waiting for Shalane Flanagan and go.
Old hat for Meb who threw out the first pitch a couple days after he won Boston in 2014.
Flanagan goes step-by-step through the race from reacting to Keylln Taylor's move to teamwork with Amy Cragg and getting so dehydrated she needed an IV afterwards. She says her issues were due to dehydration rather than fitness and is concerned about performing in hot Rio.
All picked Flanagan, none picked Goucher.
Flanagan: “We don’t know yet, but we’re in a good enough place that if Amy and I felt like it was in our best interest to work together in the race—like if it is time to make a move at some point—I feel like we feel confident in our abilities to do that.”
She and Amy Cragg talk about having done all their training together, but it hasn't gone smoothly for Flanagan who's had Achilles and back issues.
Cragg says husband Alistair runs with Jerry Schumacher and paces some of her workouts. Right now, she says she's not looking farther ahead than being top-3 in La next month.
This isn't a big shock since Cragg has been training with Shalane Flanagan for a while now.
*MB: Amy Hastings Cragg to Portland
After that they went from running around 7-minute pace to sub-6.
*Cragg's Tweet With Heart Rate And Pace Info You can see the big jump in both after they saw the bear.
Jeffrey Eggleston, Aaron Braun and Tyler McCandless lead men's field.