Shalane Flanagan became the first US woman to win the New York City Marathon since Miki Gorman in 1977. Not only did she get the win, but she did it in a big way by beating the women's-only marathon world record holder and three-time race champion Mary Keitany.
Flanagan, a four-time Olympian, missed the Boston Marathon after a stress fracture sidelined her for much of the year.
"About nine months ago, I was heartbroken over the fact that I wouldn't be able to race the Boston Marathon," Flanagan said after the race. "But I just told myself that there would be delayed gratification and a moment that would make up for it. I've dreamed of a moment like this since I was a little girl. It means a lot to me and my family and hopefully inspires the next generation of American women to be patient."
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