May 12, 2022
"It takes a lot to get to a start line. I never take that for granted."
Shalane Flanagan has run the Boston Marathon six times: four times as a professional athlete; once as a retired pro, the day after racing the Chicago Marathon; and now, as a guide. Shalane is a four-time Olympian, an Olympic silver medalist, and the 2017 New York City Marathon champion. She is a coach, a New York Times best-selling cookbook author, and a mom to two-year-old Jack. After racing the Boston Marathon in the fall as part of Project Eclipse, Shalane returned to Boston this year — and it was different than any other time she had run the race. Because this time, Shalane's race wasn't about the pursuit of a podium or a personal best. She ran the race as Adrianne Haslet's coach and guide in the para athletics division. In this conversation, Shalane talks about coaching Adrianne, about her own training for this race, and about her goals as Adrianne's guide. She shares her favorite memories from the course, and talks about what's next both on and off the run.
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Adrianne Haslet on Episode 506 of the Ali on the Run Show
Adrianne Haslet on Episode 192 of the Ali on the Run Show
Shalane Flanagan on Episode 462 of the Ali on the Run Show
Shalane Flanagan on Episode 438 of the Ali on the Run Show
Shalane Flanagan on Episode 242 of the Ali on the Run Show
Mary Kate Shea on Episode 247 of the Ali on the Run Show
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