Ben Flanagan surprised heads by winning the NCAA 10,000m title. Then he surprised again by winning the Falmouth Road Race. Now the former 4:07 miler is a 3:57 miler thanks to his 3:57.75 mile.
"I can't believe it. Oh my god, it's the same theme as every race this season (with everything going as I wanted). Two weeks ago I said I wanted to run 3:57... You hit the bell and you have to just go for it at that point," he said.
Flanagan was running in Reebok kit and will be training with the new Reebok coached Chris Fox group next year, but first he's got one more semester of school to finish up in Michigan where Fox will coach him remotely.
As for his amazing 2018, Flanagan said it's about having run and staying healthy. "There's no secret. It's just consistency really," he said.
Recap here: http://www.letsrun.com/news/2018/09/chris-ohare-shannon-osika-win-hoka-one-one-long-island-miles-ben-flanagan-goes-sub-four-first-time/