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Marblehead’s Shalane Flanagan 2nd In NYC Marathon

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Shalane Flanagan of the United States wears a flag at the finish line after finishing second at the New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Shalane Flanagan of the United States wears a flag at the finish line after finishing second at the New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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NEW YORK (CBS/AP) – Former Marblehead High School cross-country star Shalane Flanagan finished second in the New York City Marathon Sunday.

It was her marathon debut and she became the first American woman in two decades to finish second in New York.

Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat was the winner in 2:28:20. It was her first major marathon title.

Flanagan, the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist in the 10,000 meters, was 20 seconds back.

Kim Jones in 1990 was the last American woman to finish in the top two.

With the event doubling as the U.S. women’s championship, Flanagan earned a $40,000 bonus.

“I’m very grateful for second, first of all. But as soon as I finished I thought about what I could have done to have won it,” Flanagan said.

“So I think that’s why the marathon is so addicting, because you always want more to do it again.”

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