Shalane Flanagan dreamed of running a marathon since she was a little girl. On Sunday, November 7th, that dream came true in a big way. It was a memorable first marathon, beating out many top marathoners to take second place among the women’s division.

For her impressive marathon debut, she was also named the USA Women’s Marathon Champion which was being contested simultaneously within the race. “I couldn’t be more pleased in my first marathon,” Shalane said soon after Sundays’ race. “I felt good, I stayed calm and collected. It just came down to who had more heart and legs and my heart was there but my legs just failed me.”

The 29 year old Olympic Champion, American record holder and big fan of Melaleuca products, finished with a time of 2:28:40, just 20 seconds behind the winner, Edna Kiplagat of Kenya. Shalane wins a $65,000 purse as the women’s NYC Marathon runner-up and $40,000 for first place as the USA Women’s Marathon Champion.

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