the ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect’

Did you catch the story of Shalane Flanagan winning the New York City Marathon?

… She’s the first American woman to win in 40 years, and she did so in a blistering 2 hours 26 minutes.

But perhaps Flanagan’s bigger accomplishment lies in nurturing and promoting the rising talent around her, a rare quality in the cutthroat world of elite sports. Every single one of her training partners — 11 women in total — has made it to the Olympics while training with her, an extraordinary feat. Call it the Shalane Effect …

NY Times 

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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