Saturday, January 19, 2013
Fit-Pic: Olympic Marathoner On Course
How'd you like to end your run by spotting this speed demon in front of you? She's none other than Shalane Flanagan, 2008 Olympic bronze medalist in the 10,000m and marathoner extraordinaire. I'd recognize her compression socks and blonde hair anywhere--of course it helped that I knew she was in town. As if chasing Kara Goucher wasn't enough to start off yesterday's run, but now her training partner is running toward me at the end of the run. Two elite runners in one day--and probably two more, the guys flanking Shalane, whom I didn't recognize? I'm just lucky the camera's flash didn't go off (hence the iffy lighting). That would have been embarrassing.