Meet The Woman Who Made New York Marathon History

","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Since her win, Flanagan has been making the rounds in the press and opening up about her journey, which she calls a dream come true.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"“I’ve been dreaming of a moment like this since I was a little girl,” Flanagan said. “All athletes have these dreams and these visions and it’s what motivates us to get out the door to train hard. I visualized a moment like this and so I was trying to soak it up, but I was also running a little terrified that I was going to get caught.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Before her victory, Flanagan was an Olympian and a competitor in the 2013 Boston Marathon, during which the Boston Bombing took place. She’s a mother to two teenage daughters, who she began fostering with her husband Steve during the girls’ senior year of high school, according to ABC News.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Flanagan says that running makes her a “better person” and she intends to continue competing and training. She’s also a published author, having penned the New York Times-bestselling cookbook Run Fast Eat Slow and the forthcoming Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"","displayType":"twitter"},{"elements":[{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"As awful as the news can be, it’s stories like these that provide some hope. Shalane Flanagan’s story is inspiring and it’s one that will leave even more people feeling at least a little bit brighter in the face of so many hardships.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"},{"text":"Miss Peru 2018 Contestants: Must-See Photos & Details","level":3,"displayType":"header"}]}]; var articleType = 'ARTICLE'; var favoriteImage = ''; var articleDescription = '<a href=";taken-by=shalaneflanagan" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">;taken-by=shalaneflanagan</a>'; var slide_index = parseInt(0); var slide_json = createSlides(slides, articleType, favoriteImage); var initial_slide = slide_index; var initial_url = location.pathname +; var base_url = '/2017/11/06/shalane-flanagan-nyc-marathon-photos-pictures-details/'; var next_gallery = '/2016/12/23/ex-brings-erotic-photos-to-exs-wedding-details-photos/'; var first_load = true; var has_scrolled = false; var title = "Meet The Woman Who Made New York Marathon History"; var path = base_url