Shalane Flanagan

Ali on the Run Show Episode 636: LIVE at the Eugene Marathon with Shalane Flanagan

“I would describe this past year as ‘drinking from a fire hose.'”

It was the day before the Eugene Marathon, and the goal was to get everyone in the audience feeling less “baaaaah!” and more “aaaaaah.” Enter: Olympic silver medalist, 2017 New York City Marathon champion, assistant coach for the Bowerman Track Club and University of Oregon cross country team, and best-selling cookbook author Shalane Flanagan. We talked marathons, we talked motherhood, and we got a quote-worthy pep talk to close it all out. Thank you to the Eugene Marathon for having us, and thank you to the hundreds of people who filled the room with the very best energy. (Registration is now open for the 2024 Eugene Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K! Use code ONTHERUNEUGENE to save on registration.)


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For more from Shalane:

Shalane Flanagan on Episode 518 of the Ali on the Run Show

Shalane Flanagan on Episode 462 of the Ali on the Run Show

Shalane Flanagan on Episode 438 of the Ali on the Run Show

Shalane Flanagan on Episode 242 of the Ali on the Run Show

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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