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How Shalane Flanagan Ran Six Fast Marathons in Seven Weeks

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Past fall, four-time Olympian and marathon excellent Shalane Flanagan arrived out of retirement to pursue the the moment-in-a-life time possibility of running all six of the Abbott Planet Marathon Majors in one particular year. Thanks to COVID, spring races were rescheduled, so Berlin, London, Chicago, Boston, Tokyo, and New York have been held in a seven-7 days span. Flanagan ran them all in what she termed Venture Eclipse.

Tracing the arc of Flanagan’s finishes, it is obvious her project was work of precision engineering. She began strong, rolled by the center marathons, and ran an impressive greatest-of-6 2:33:32 in the capstone New York Metropolis Marathon. She initially hoped to entire the 6 marathons with an typical time of below 3 hrsand she did handily, with a remaining regular of 2:38:30.

From the exterior, it seems noticeable that she experienced a best plan and followed it to a

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