Shalane Flanagan

Her Big Finish

On April 21, Marblehead native Shalane Flanagan will get her shot at redemption when she runs the 2014 Boston Marathon.

Q&A: Olympic Marathon Runner Shalane Flanagan

The daughter of two marathoners, Shalane Flanagan was a star runner at Marblehead High School before she went on to set American records in the 3,000-, 5,000-, and 10,000-meter distances and win a bronze in the 10,000 at the 2008 Olympics. In 2010, she made the switch to marathons, finishing second in her first New York race and 10th last year in the Olympics. This month, Flanagan returns home to run her first Boston Marathon.