Name: Shalane Flanagan
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Marathon
Height: 5-5
Weight: 105
DOB: 7/8/1981
Birthplace: Boulder, Colo.
Hometown: Marblehead, Mass.
High School: Marblehead High School (Marblehead, Mass.) ‘00
College: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill ’05, History
Team/Club: Bowerman Track Club
Coach(es): Jerry Schumacher
Olympic Experience
  • Four-time Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016); Olympic medalist (bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 6th (marathon)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 10th (marathon)
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, bronze (10,000m); 10th (5,000m)
  • Athens 2004 Olympic Games, 25th (5,000m)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 6th (10,000m)
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 (10,000m)
  • Top finish: 6th (10,000m) – 2015
Other Career Highlights
  • Two-time national marathon champion (2010, 2012)
  • Three-time national outdoor champion (2005, 2008, 2011)
  • Four-time national cross country champion (2004, 2005, 2010, 2011)
  • Two-time U.S. Outdoor Championships runner-up (2003, 2009)
  • Two-time national 5,000-meter road champion (2007, 2008)
  • 2004 Olympic Games, did not advance from her heat in 5,000m
  • 2008 Olympic Games, bronze in 10,000m, 10th in 5,000m
  • 2012 Olympic Games, 10th in marathon
Personal: Daughter of Steve Flanagan and Cheryl Treworgy...Has one brother, John, and one sister, Maggie...Married to Steve Edwards...Father also participated on a U.S. world cross-country team...Mother is a former women’s marathon world-record holder...In 2008, became only the second American woman to win an Olympic medal in the 10,000-meter (bronze)...Was born with an extra bone in her foot...Participated in soccer and swimming in high school.