Shalane Flanagan - A Marblehead native- won the NYC Marathon, making her the FIRST AMERICAN WOMAN to do so in 40 years! #HometownProud
Not only was it her first major marathon victory in what she suggested might be the final race of her career, but it was also the first time an American woman won the race since 1977. Flanagan withdrew from the Boston Marathon earlier this year to due injury. Flanagan also said that as she finished the race she thought about fellow American runner Meb Keflezighi, who finished his final career race yesterday, and how she wanted to make him proud.