U.S. Olympic medallist and 2017 New York Metropolis Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan introduced on her social media that she’ll be becoming a member of the College of Oregon teaching employees as an assistant coach to assist lead the group’s distance program.
Since 2019, Flanagan has been an assistant coach for the Nike Bowerman Monitor Membership alongside Jerry Schumacher, who was lately named head coach of Oregon’s observe and discipline program.
Throughout her profession and steerage, Flanagan has been a part of the emergence of the Bowerman Monitor Membership, which is taken into account one of many prime operating teams in North America.
Flanagan joined Bowerman Monitor Membership in 2009 and made two U.S. Olympic groups within the marathon (2012 and 2016). In 2012, Flanagan completed tenth and in Rio 2016, she completed sixth in 2:25:26.
In 2017, Flanagan ended a 40-year winless drought for American ladies on the New York Metropolis Marathon by successful the distinguished occasion.
Flanagan made her Olympic debut in 2004 when she was 23, and returned in 2008 to win a silver medal within the 10,000m. Flanagan additionally has a bronze medal to her credit score from the 2011 IAAF World Cross Nation Championships in Spain.
Flanagan, now 41, is an 18-time U.S. champion with six titles in every self-discipline (observe, highway and XC). She received two of her 18 titles on the Historic Hayward Area in Eugene, Ore, which is the coaching floor for the College of Oregon observe and discipline program.
In 2019, she introduced her retirement from operating however then paused her retirement in 2021 to finish all six Abbott Marathon Majors in seven weeks. She ended up ending all six races in underneath three hours.