Marblehead’s own Shalane Flanagan became the firs U.S. woman to win the NYC marathon since 1977. Amazing. She took the lead right before the 23rd mile. And her fastest mile was ahead: she ran her 24th mile in 5:11, her 25th in 5:04 and her 26th in 5:12.

Flanagan finished with a time of 2 hours, 26 minutes, 53 seconds. Greased lightning!


The race that no one could take away from Shalane Flanagan

8:15 AM ET Bonnie D. FordESPN Senior Writer Close Senior Writer for and ESPN The Magazine Enterprise and Olympic Sports Shalane Flanagan cut such a familiar figure Sunday, running toward the cameras in Central Park at the New York City Marathon, that it seemed odd she hadn't been seen on a marathon course since the 2016 Rio Olympics.