Shalane Flanagan is an American distance runner who’s run in three Olympics, and has placed in races from Berlin to Boston…and everywhere in between! But what’s the one course she says “rips” because it’s so fast? Philly, of course! Shalane says the American Association for Cancer Research Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon is one of the fastest, flattest and most FUN courses you’ll find in the fall.
With a course that hugs the river, it’s a great place for spectators and fans to come out and cheer, adding even more motivation to those last miles!
Watch the video to hear it from Shalane herself!
Congrats, Shalane Flanagan, for rocking the marathon in Rio, and thanks for recommending the City of Brotherly Love for your next personal best, followed by the best cheesesteaks you’ve ever had.
Trust her, she knows a thing or two about running.