Shalane Flanagan has announced she will not be running this year’s Boston Marathon—her beloved hometown race—due to a recent injury. She took to Facebook to share the news and disappointment. Flanagan has run the Boston Marathon three times and has made it widely known that a goal of hers is to win the iconic marathon.
Her post read:
This injury comes after some huge performances in 2016, including finishing third at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials—in a dramatic race to the finish—and sixth at the Olympics in Rio.
We join the running community in wishing Shalane a fast—and healthy—recovery and hope we get to see her toe the start line in Boston next year!