NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2

Local

Marblehead’s Shalane Flanagan Finishes 4th In Boston Marathon

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

BOSTON (CBS) – Marblehead native Shalane Flanagan finished her first Boston Marathon in fourth place.

Fighting back tears at the finish line, Flanagan told WBZ-TV that her 2:27:08 time wasn’t the ending she had hoped for.

“What we all dream about as athletes is winning and Kara and I really wanted to win this for everyone, especially people who have supported me here,” Flanagan said. “I really wanted to thank them and I was hoping a laurel wreath was the way to thank them.”

Fellow American Kara Goucher finished in sixth place with a time of 2:28:11.

Flanagan said as a competitor and fighter, it was hard for her to watch the top three finishers pass her.

“It’s a game of chess,” Flanagan said. “In the Boston Marathon, it’s not the fastest time.”

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,036 other followers