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Flanagan First American Woman to Win NYC Marathon in 40 Years

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Before Sunday's New York City Marathon, American Shalane Flanagan had never won a major race at that distance. Neither had Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor.Flanagan became the first U.S. woman in 40 years to win the New York City marathon, finishing in 2 hours, 36 minutes and 53 seconds."This is a moment I've dreamed of since I was a little girl," said the 36-year-old Flanagan, who was the 10,000-meter silver medalist at the 2008 Olympics.The race took place under...

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