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Training Tracks: Shalane Flanagan

Updated: April 15, 2014, 12:36 PM ET
By Cristina Goyanes | Special to espnW.com

Growing up 17 miles north of Boston, in Marblehead, Mass., Shalane Flanagan watched her parents compete in the Boston Marathon and had long envisioned herself standing on podium there. So when the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist in the 10,000 meters finished fourth in her Boston debut last year, she was feeling down. Then the 32-year-old learned about the bombings at the finish line.

"New Englanders don't like it when you mess with them. There's a sense of pride and honor ...

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