Shalane Flanagan All Set to Make Her Entry Back on Track. Says She’s in Love All Over Again!
Shalane Flanagan is all ready to make an impressive comeback!
A known and established name in the field of running, Flanagan, who took a hiatus from the field in 2019, recently announced her comeback to the tracks. She mentioned that she plans to run six world marathon majors in just seven weeks – starting from the next week. Now, this is bang on news!
The 40-year-old will cover the marathons of Boston, New York City, Chicago, London, Berlin, and Tokyo, and the best part is that she’s aiming to finish in less than three hours! What!!!
Unfolding her interview to Pop Sugar here.
In Flanagan’s words…
When Shalane Flanagan heard about the incredible opportunity these marathons were presenting, she was filled with extreme joy. After all, someone had to finish them all this fall season! That was the instant thought that popped in her mind and that’s when she started visualizing herself as a part of this opportunity. She revealed it had always been a part of her bucket list to cover all these tracks.
But the decision wasn’t an impulsive one. It took a lot of courage and self-examining for her to come down to it. We mean come on, she’s retired, started giving coaching, is a mother, and has already been through two knee surgeries. It wasn’t going to be easy at all! That was when her confidence took over, and she decided to have a goal all over again.
Flanagan’s Instagram post
On September 20, 2021, Shalane posted a special letter on her official Instagram page stating she’d found a new love all over again. The former runner penned down a heart-touching letter saying that she’s fallen back in love with the sport, but she feels that this relationship is going to have a completely different texture than it had before. She continued, the relationship feels deeper, softer, and familiar, and that things have changed for the good.
Flanagan feels a certain kind of freshness for something she’s done for more than 20 years, she retired and went through two knee surgeries, but still finds a certain kind of comfort in the sport that she can’t define in words. It’s a very different feeling but allows her to feel more like herself.
A green signal to her journey!
The runner will begin at the Berlin marathon, Germany, taking place on September 22, 2021. This will be followed by the London marathon on October 3, Chicago Marathon on Oct 10, Boston Marathon on Oct 11, Portland on October 17, and, finally, the NYC Marathon on November 7.
In an interview with SELF, she mentioned it feels great to influence all the other women out there and touch their lives in some way. She hopes she delivers the message that you can never take away sports from the life of an athlete appropriately. She encourages more and more people to take part in sports and believes that once you engage in a sport, it can totally transform your life!
In the end, all we want to say is “you go girl” and wish Shalane all the very best. We hope she accomplishes all her goals and makes the world proud. Go Shalane, you got this!
More in Latest News
What Best Money Management Lesson Can We Learn From NBA Star Dwyane Wade?
When it comes to money management, it is crucial regardless of your profession or family background. No matter what you do...May 27, 2022
Lewis Hamilton Admits Spanish GP Comeback Felt ‘Better Than A Win’
Lewis Hamilton says his brilliant comeback drive at Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix has resurrected his dream of fighting for an eighth...May 27, 2022
What Does it Mean for Rangers to Reach the Europa League Final?
The EUFA Europa League is headed towards its apex. The worldwide popular football championship has witnessed ruthless head-to-head competitions throughout the...May 26, 2022
OCA Postpones The Asian Game In China
For some Indians, it’s an excellent opportunity to rest for a few days, as the Asian games have been postponed to...May 23, 2022
Naomi Osaka Career Journey And Latest Nike Collection
Naomi Osaka is a Japanese tennis player and activist who, with her victory at the 2018 U.S. Open, became the first...May 23, 2022
10 Amazing Facts About NBA Star Chandler Parsons’ $17 Million Resort-Like Mansion
What could be a better place to live than Malibu, California? Though, it’s a vibrant and close-to-nature city. Chandler Parson has absolutely...May 18, 2022
Jets And Giants Prepare For NFL Draft
Over the past three years, the NFL Draft has attracted an average viewership of between six and eight million people throughout...May 11, 2022
Arsenal Summer Transfer Window 2022 News
There is a gap in domestic football action, which of course means that the focus is shifting towards transfers in the...May 5, 2022
Eddie Howe Has Transformed Newcastle
Edward John Frank Howe is an English professional football manager and former player who is the head coach of the Premier...May 5, 2022