Record-busting shoes loom large in marathon debate
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A shoe debate is raging ahead of Sundays New York City Marathon after high-tech sneakers played starring roles in two of the biggest distance-running achievements this year. FILE PHOTO: Runners race during the 2018 New York City Marathon in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 4, 2018. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs/File PhotoEliud Kipchoges sub-two-hour marathon in Vienna and Brigid Kosgeis record-breaking run at the Chicago Marathon last month brought the Nike Vaporfly shoes into focus, sparking heated debate over whether the hyper-advanced footwear gave an unfair advantage. In Vienna, Eliud wore a future version of the Nike Vaporfly that is currently unreleased, a Nike spokesperson said. Its going to become well, it is an arms race and it should be a foot race, said Linden.feeds.reuters.com
4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan retires from pro running
(CNN) - Shalane Flanagan, a four-time Olympian and the winner of the 2017 New York City Marathon, has announced her retirement after 15 years at age 38. "With happy tears I announce today that I am retiring from professional running," Flanagan wrote in an Instagram post. Flanagan is best known for becoming the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years when she won in 2017. Her final race was the New York City Marathon in 2018, in which she finished third. "I hope I made myself a better person by running," Flanagan wrote.
Massachusetts native finishes seventh in Boston Marathon
Massachusetts native finishes seventh in Boston Marathon Hometown favorite Shalane Flanagan who led for most of the women's race talks about the 26-mile run, and an American wins the men's Boston Marathon for the first time in 31 years.cbsnews.com
American runner takes winning Boston Marathon personally
American runner takes winning Boston Marathon personally Elite runner Shalane Flanagan will not jinx her chance of winning the Boston Marathon by crossing the finish line on practice runs. Flanagan talks with Anderson Cooper for a 60 Minutes story to be broadcast Sunday, April 13 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.cbsnews.com