Local Olympian breaks national record at BAA’s 10K

BOSTON (WHDH) - A local Olympian hit an important milestone on her road to Rio as she shattered an American record at the Boston Athletic Association’s 10K race Sunday.

Shalane Flanagan, who is from Marblehead, finished the women’s race with a time of 30 minutes and 52 seconds. The time is a new national record. The winner of the men’s race was Daniel Chebii of Kenya, who finished in 27 minutes and 55 seconds.

“I just felt like here, I am at home,” said Flanagan. “My dad’s out here, I have family around. It kind of gives me chills.”

Flanagan and her teammate Amy Cragg will run the marathon event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Also participating in the race was 7’s Bri Eggers, Jadiann Thompson and Steve Cooper.

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