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Shalane Flanagan

Shalane Flanagan
Track and Field USA

Shalane Flanagan

Shalane Flanagan
  • Birth date 7/08/1981
  • Birthplace 22147, Colorado
  • Hometown Marblehead, Massachusetts
  • Residence Portland, Oregon
  • Height/Weight 5'5"/ 112 lbs
  • Olympics 2004, 2008, 2012


Flanagan is a versatile distance runner. She broke the American outdoor 10,000m record, as well as the American indoor 3000m and 5000m records. She also ran the fastest time by an American woman at the Boston Marathon.
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Getting to know Shalane Flanagan


In addition to cross country and track, Flanagan competed in soccer and swimming in high school.


She comes from a running family. Her mother, Cheryl, is a former women’s marathon world record holder. Her father, Steve, was an elite cross country runner.


Her husband, Steve Edwards, was a track and field athlete at the University of North Carolina.

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