The Running World Reacts to Shalane Flanagan’s Historic NYC Marathon Victory
November 6, 2017
Yesterday, Shalane Flanagan made history by becoming the first American woman in 40 years to win the New York City Marathon. And if you were excited watching the race unfold on television, you weren’t alone — many of the running world’s biggest names could barely contain their excitement as Flanagan broke the tape in Central Park. Below, we share a selection of the best social media posts from yesterday’s race.
In tears. Thank you @ShalaneFlanagan for giving us something to believe in. Congratulations!
— des_linden (@des_linden) November 5, 2017
Shalane Flanagan on BEAST Mode….She’s your NYC Marathon Champ??♂️
— Paul Chelimo???? (@Paulchelimo) November 5, 2017
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SHALANE! Joining the select group of sportspeople recognizable on first name basis.#nycmarathon2017
— Nick Willis (@nickwillis) November 5, 2017
From Team Meb: Go Shalane Go! Meb will be thrilled to see this result when he finishes. pic.twitter.com/Ld7kAfUAXS
— meb keflezighi (@runmeb) November 5, 2017
"F**k yes!" – @ShalaneFlanagan. That's how we all feel ??
— emma coburn (@emmajcoburn) November 5, 2017
Never doubt @ShalaneFlanagan! So happy for you! So deserving. Congratulations and thank you for being such an inspiration!!! THE CHAMP!
— Kara Goucher (@karagoucher) November 5, 2017
Book idea: Eat Slow, Win the NYC Marathon Fast
— Kyle Merber (@TheRealMerb) November 5, 2017
— Molly Huddle (@MollyHuddle) November 5, 2017
— Katie B Follett (@follettkb) November 5, 2017
— Emily Infeld (@emily_infeld) November 5, 2017
9 months ago @shalaneflanagan was in the pool, dealing with one of the most serious injuries of her career. Today she achieved a lifelong goal and became the first American woman to win the #tcsnycmarathon in 40 years. * No matter how experienced you are, you can’t write the story before it unfolds. You can’t know when you begin that you will achieve your dreams. Sometimes, you can’t even distinguish the darkness from the dawn. All you can do is keep moving forward. Congratulations Shalane, **** YEAH! A post shared by Bowerman Track Club (@bowermantc) on
— USATF (@usatf) November 5, 2017
Wow, so happy for you @ShalaneFlanagan ❤️Thank you for always showing us what tough means and how to chase your dreams. Enjoy those donuts!?
— Courtney Frerichs (@courtfrerichs8) November 5, 2017
— Shelby Houlihan (@shelbo800) November 5, 2017
a MOOD pic.twitter.com/xxWuJ5ze7S
— Jimmy D (@JimmyDonofrio) November 5, 2017
— Alysia Montaño (@AlysiaMontano) November 5, 2017
— Bill Rodgers (@BillRodgersRACE) November 5, 2017
— Kim Conley (@KimConley) November 5, 2017
— Shalane Flanagan (@ShalaneFlanagan) November 5, 2017
Shalane Flanagan. After years of medals earned on the world stage, and a grueling 9-month injury recovery, her legacy is cemented on the streets of NYC, as the first American woman in 40 years to win the #TCSNYCMarathon. Geoffrey Kamworor. Made his mark in the mud as a world cross country champion. Took to the track for titles won. Turned to the roads to face the world’s best in the marathon. And set a blistering pace on the concrete of NYC, to capture his first major marathon victory. Congratulations @shalaneflanagan and @geoffreykamworor on your triumphant breakthrough victories in NYC. A post shared by nike (@nike) on
Related messageboard discussion: MB: Why are many American pro-runners congratulating Shalane today, but none did so to Hasay last month?