Quick Facts of Shalane Flanagan

  • Full NameShalane Flanagan
  • Net WorthOver$3 million
  • Date of Birth08 July, 2022
  • NicknameShalane
  • Marital Status Married
  • Birthplace Boulder, Colorado, United States
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionAthlete
  • Nationality American
  • Eye colour Brown
  • Hair colour Blonde
  • SpouseSteven Ashley Edwards
  • Height1.65 m
  • Weight48 kg
  • EducationUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Online PresenceInstagram/Twitter
  • Children3
  • Horoscope Cancer

We tend to make best friends who are our closest friends but have you ever thought of making your passion and thirst your best friend? If not, you should probably try that out because it’s worth it!

Let me give you a perfect example, Shalane Flanagan made her passion for running her best friend, and you’ll know what happens after you read the whole page here!

Further, get to know the elite athlete Shalane Flanagan!

Who is Shalane Flanagan?

Shalane Flanagan is a household name in women running. Thus, She is an Olympic medalist, world-class marathoner, New York City Marathon Champion, four-time Olympian and an American record holder.

Shalane Flanagan
Shalane Flanagan.Image credit: Instagram

Flanagan was a professional runner until her retirement. Since then, She has become a coach for the Bowerman Track Club and Nike Run Club.

Besides, she is an author. The incredible athlete has co-authored three New York Times Bestselling cookbooks.

Shalane Flanagan’s career and Networth,

Shalane Flanagan began her professional career in 2004. he has had a prospering career since the beginning. She stepped into the advanced professional level in 2004.

The runner dropped 3000 m time to 8:33.25, and her 5000 m time had dropped to 14:44.80. She improved her 1500m mark of 4:05.86 at the latter of an American record.

Furthermore, Shalane became a two-time outdoor track national champion in the women’s 5000 meters.

Also, an indoor track national champion in the 3000 m. 2004 and 2005, She won the short course competition at the USA Cross Country Championships.

2008 Shalane's first 10,000m ever.
Pic of  2008 Shalane’s first 10,000m ever. Image credit: Instagram

In addition, Shalane Flanagan is a Nike Sponsered athlete.

In 2006, Flanagan ran the 5,000-meter world championship race in Helsinki, Flanagan. She set two records in 2007 for the indoor 3000-meter race at 8:33.25 and the 5000-meter race with a time of 14:44.80.

On August 16, 2008, she achieved the bronze medal in Beijing’s Olympic 10000 m finals. In 2010, the runner debuted half marathon in Houston, setting a course of 1:09:41.

Continuing Shalane’s Career, 

In 2010, Flanagan stepped the 2010 New York Marathon after her win in Houston. Flanagan ran a 2:28:40 and took second place. Therefore, it was the greatest performance for an American woman in nearly 20 years.

Flanagan won the 2012 Olympic Trials event 2012. She broke the record set by her mother in 1971 at 2:25:38.

Besides, she competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and was placed 10th with a time of 2:25:51.

2012 Olympic Trials Marathon, Houston Texas
Picture Shalane Flanagan in the 2012 Olympic Trials Marathon, Houston, Texas. Image credit: Instagram

In 2013, The athlete ran a 2:27:08 in Boston Marathon debut and took fourth place. Apart, she ranked that the IAAF World Championship on August 11.

Later in 2014, She won the USA 15k Championship on March 15. Therefore, Flanagan set up a new women’s American Record of 47:00.

In 2015, She competed for the 2015 World Championship in Athletics and USA Outdoor and Field Championship. She ran 31:08.

Flanagan’s networth is over $3 million!

Furthermore, Shalane set an American record-winning road, Boston Athletic Association 10K in 30:52 in Boston on June 26, 2016.

In 2017, she won the Women’s New York City Marathon on November 5 at 2:26:53. Shalane is the first American woman to do so since Miki Gorman in 1977.

Sadly, on October 21, 10, the brilliant athlete notified the public via Instagram that she retired from professional running.

Shalane ready for a trip with her husband
Shalane is ready for a trip with her husband. Image credit: Instagram 

Since then, the retired athlete started coaching with the professional running squad, BTC. BTC is co-founded with her other coaches, Jerry Schumacher and Pascal Dobert.

Aside from this, Shalane Flanagan began a promising broadcasting journalism career. 

After all, American long-distance runner, Olympic medalist and New York City Marathon champion accumulate a large fortune. She holds an estimated networth of over $3 million

Shalane Flanagan’s Knee Surgery

The athlete stated in self.com, “taking a break from running wasn’t just about losing fitness—it was like losing my best friend.” As mentioned above, her passion is her best friend; now you can know more about it here!

As per the athlete in self.com, Shalane Flanagan logged miles before dawn, after dark, in the rain, and through the snow for nearly two decades. She ran through numerous workouts, altitude camps, long runs, and races.

Moreover, the runner gave running everything she had; unfortunately, by 2019, her knees were giving out. She needed major reconstructive on both and a year of downtime to heal. Shalane needed to hang up her shoes and rest.

Flanagan's scars on her leg and foot
Flanagan’s scars on her leg and foot. Image credit: Instagram

Shalane was forced to bench a big part of herself two surgeries later. Subsequently, the global pandemic hit. Ande, her one retreat from feeling stagnant, was no longer an option. With that, her mental health suffered in a way it never had before.

After her recovery, the pro runner was nervous about how her body would handle coming back to normal. Even though it was hard, she slowly built herself back up.

Flanagan learned something very important; to run the way she wanted. Besides, she had to do more than rebuild her muscles or endurance.

The runner had to rebuild her relationship with running and rediscover her spark and purpose. 

In the end, the retired pro runner Shalane Flanagan fell back in love with running.

Shalane Flanagan’s marriage life,

The Olympic medalist lives happily in Portland, Oregon, with her husband Steven, and Jack. She has been married to Steven Ashley Edwards for over 18 years.

Steven Edwards is a former track and field star at the University of North Carolina. 

Shalane's Foster kids
Shalane’s Foster kids, Breuna and Keauna, are holding baby Jack. Image credit: Instagram

The pair are blessed with two foster kids, Breauna and Keauna. What’s more, Shalane and Steven decided to be foster parents as one of Shalane’s teammates from the Bowerman Track Club emailed, asking if she could find a foster home.

So, the pair welcomed Breuna and Keauna into their home with both hands in their home. 

Jack, Shalane and Steve
Baby boy Jack, Shalane and Steve are in the pic. Image credit: Instagram

In addition, The lovely pair adopted a baby boy, Jack Dean Edwards, on April 29, 2020. 

Flanagan’s Age, Height, Education and Socials

Born on July 8, 1981, Shalane Flanagan is 40 years old. She is beautiful as she stands perfectly 1.65 m tall, having brown eyes and blonde hair. 

Beautiful Shalane Flanagan
Beautiful Shalane Flanagan. Image credit: Instagram

The blonde beauty graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel hill. Talking about Flanagan’s socials, the 40-year-old is active on InstagramTwitter amassing huge fan followers of 420K.  

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