Olympic runner sets new personal record in San Diego
Don’t blink, or you might just miss Shalene Flanagan buzzing past you. The four-time Olympic qualifier and bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games for the 10,000 meters proved on Sunday that she has no plans of slowing down. The San Diego streets seemed to be an ideal place to practice and set new records for the awesome athlete.
Flanagan competed in the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon and achieved a new personal best, finishing the race in 1:07:51. Flanagan’s teammate, friend and running buddy, Amy Cragg, finished two minuets behind Flanagan.
Flanagan’s average pace per mile for the 13.1 race? Oh just a modest five minuets, 11 seconds. Get it, girl!
The 34-year-old, Rio-bound runner was excited to smash this race in record time. “I was very laser-beam focused on what my job was,” she told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “I was digging deep, focusing. To use those set of tools, that’s what I’ll need to do when I get to Rio.”