BOSTON (AP) –Olympic marathoners Shalane Flanagan and Amy Cragg will tune up for the Rio de Janeiro Games by running in the Boston Athletic Association 10K later this month.
Flanagan is a four-time Olympian and 2008 Olympic bronze medalist on the track. The Marblehead, Massachusetts native has run the Boston Marathon three times, finishing fourth, sixth and ninth. Her time of 2 hours, 22 minutes, 2 seconds in 2014 is the fastest Boston ever run by an American woman.
Cragg won the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon in Los Angeles to qualify for her second Olympic team. She finished 11th in the 10,000 meters in London.
Fellow American Olympians Dathan Ritzenhein and Abdi Abdirahman also will be competing in the B.A.A. 10K on June 26.