ÛÓ Shalane Flanagan has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of
the Week after winning the 2010 USA Women’s Marathon Championship Sunday
at the ING New York City Marathon.
2008 Olympic 10,000m bronze medalist, Flanagan turned in the highest
place finish by an American woman at the ING New York City Marathon in
20 years, placing second in 2:28:40 and winning the 2010 USA Women’s
in its ninth year, USATF’s Athlete of the Week program is designed to
recognize outstanding performers at all levels of the sport. USATF names
a new honoree each week and features the athlete on the USATF website.
Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous
January 13, Jen Clayton; January 20, Shalane Flanagan; January 27,
Nolan Shaheed; February 3, Bernard Lagat; February 10, Bernard Lagat;
February 17, Shalane Flanagan; February 24, Amber Campbell; March 3,
Amber Campbell; March 10, Phil Raschker; March 17, Ashton Eaton; March
31, Lisa Koll; April 7, Queen Harrison; April 14, Magdalena Lewy Boulet;
April 21, Bershawn Jackson; April 28, Phoebe Wright; May 5, Chris
Solinsky; May 12, Walter Dix; May 26, Cory Martin; June 2, Chaunte Lowe;
June 9, Bernard Lagat; June 16, Queen Harrison;
June 30, Kara Patterson; July 7, David Oliver; July 22, David Oliver;
July 28, Conor McCullough; August 4, Kennedy Blahnik; August 11, Tyson
Gay; August 18, Allyson Felix; August 26, Robin Reynolds; September 1,
Molly Huddle; September 8, Bernard Lagat; Kibwe Johnson; September 22,
Robert Cheseret; September 29, Joe Detmer; October 6, Linda Somers
Smith; October 13, Joan Benoit Samuelson; November 3, Teresa Vaill;
November 10, Shalane Flanagan.
About USA Track & Field
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for track & field, long-distance running and race walking in the
United States. USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports,
the World’s #1 Track & Field Team, the most-watched events at the
Olympics, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport,
and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States: www.usatf.org.