new york city marathon 2017

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Shalane Flanagan became the first woman to win the TCS New York City Marathon since Miki Gorman in 1977. According to the New York Times, Flanagan was second in her marathon debut in New York in 2010. This year, Flanagan beat Mary Keitany, the 35-year-old Kenyan who has won the marathon the past three years in a row, reports ABC 7. It was her second attempt at the five-borough race in the city.

Prior to her November 5 win, Flanagan won silver at the 2008 Olympics in the 10,000-meter race and bronze at the 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.

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