Can you catch up with this lady rocket? As an elite long-distance runner, American record holder Shalane Flanagan has set high standards in many categories of the marathon.
Shalane Flanagan has set watermark in the Marathon history after she won the bronze medal in the 1000 meters at 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. She is also a first American woman to win the Women's 2017 New York City Marathon since Miki Gorman in 1977.
How Does Shalane Flanagan Gather Net Worth?
Shalane Flanagan gathers the net worth as being the professional long-distance runner. She earned the revenue holding the American record.
She started her career in Marathon during her high schooling. Later, Shalane pursued her career professionally in 2004. Shalane won the bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics in the 10,000 meters in Beijing, after she finished third in the Olympic. She is the second American lady to receive an Olympic medal in the 10,000 meters.
Later, an American runner, Shalane earned bronze medal 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships. Also, She became the winner of the Women's 2017 New York City Marathon at the age of 37. She was the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years.
As of now, she is attempting to defend her title of the New York City Marathon and will give New York another go. In April 2018, she finished the marathon with the seventh position. However, she will be giving her next attempt to defend her title and will participate in the New York City Marathon on 4 November 2018.
Alongside her career as an athlete, Shalane loves cooking. She even wrote the cookbook "Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow” which was published on 14 August 2018. The recipes book mainly included the diet plan about athletes. On 24 August 2018, she uploaded a photo giving glimpses of her cookbook in New York City.
Shalane Flanagan Married Former Track and Field Star
Shalane Flanagan is married Steven Ashley Edwards, a former track and field star at the University of North Carolina in 2005.
The two met each other during her college days. At that time, she and her husbands were members of the cross country and track teams at the University of North Carolina.
Shalane's husband, Steven is very supportive toward her running career. As per the womensrunning.competitor.com, Steven is his wife’s agent and training partner. Though Steven is in her support, with Women Running Magazine, he spoke that he makes sure to separate personal life from a business career. He told that he escapes from her running career and rarely asked her about her training.
Shalane often gets the support of her husband, Steven from the stands. In the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, she and her better half attended the competition. The two also captured a photo together.
Shalane Flanagan and her husband, Steve Edwards in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China (Photo:womensrunning.competitor.com)
The two also celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary on 8 October 2011, having a pumpkin picking and dinner date.
Does Shalane Flanagan Have A Child?
Shalane has secluded the information about her children from the limelight. As per Cafe Mom Magazine, she has a son with her husband Steven, but the identity of her son is unknown. However, she is yet to mention about her son in social media and interview.
Apart from their mysterious son, Shalane and her spouse are the foster parents of twins, who are now 18 years old. The couple adopted twins kids, Breauna and Keauna Cobb. She adopted twins after he teammate, Andrew Bumbalough requested her to find a foster home of Breauna and Keauna Cobb. Both her daughters have developed into sprint runners following the footsteps of Shalane. However, she revealed that they are not up for marathon yet and mentions that they think 400-m race is too long.
On 9 May 2017, Shalane uploaded a photo of her husband and two god-daughter at their Senior Prom.
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Doesn't Fear Fat; Credits Whole Foods And Diet To Extend Her Career
Shalane Flanagan became the first American women in 40 years to win New York Marathon in 2017, and at the age of 37, she is determined to defend her title in November 2018.
While talking to Daily Mail on 30 August 2018, she said that she credits her diet and hours of hard work for her charismatic fitness and her longevity in her marathon career. She also revealed that she doesn't fear fat.
She said that she prefers whole foods and doesn't have to worry about the fat at all. In her recent book, Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow., which she wrote with Elyse Kopeck, she and Elyse uncover some healthy tips and recipes for runners and athletes.
Shalane Flanagan's Family
Shalane Flanagan was raised by accomplished runners parents. Her father, Steve Flanagan was qualified three times to represent the U.S. at the World Cross-Country Championship and is a marathon runner with best of 2:18:40. Also, Shalane's mother, Cheryl Bridges was also the first woman to break 2:50 in the marathon, running 2:49:40 in 1971. Her parents were married in 1988.
She also had a sister named Maggie. She was raised by her father and stepmother, Monica in Marblehead. On, 8 June 2018, she uploaded a picture of her family and revealed that her parents, sister, and brother-in-law all reside in Portland.
Shalane with her parents, sister, and brother-in-law on 8 June 2018 (Photo: Instagram)
She also opened that her sister is expecting a child, who would become her future niece or nephew. Then on 2 August 2018, she announced the arrival of her nephew named Wylder James Flynn.
Further on 18 June 2018, Shalane uploaded a photo of her dad and wished him on Father's Day. Also, she mentioned her dad as her best friend, mentor, and coach.
Shalane Flanagan was born on 8 July 1981 in Boulder, Colorado, United States. Recently on 8th July 2018, she celebrated her 37th birthday and also uploaded a photo of her with family while going to a beautiful picnic and hike in Forest. She also termed it as her greatest birthday gift.
Shalane stands at the height of 1.65 meters (5 feet 5 inches) and weighs 48 kg, as per wiki. She completed her graduation from Marblehead High School. Later, she went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed her education from there.