How the ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect’ Works


This piece circulated on the North Brooklyn Runners Google group this weekend and I cannot get enough of it.

“…perhaps Flanagan’s bigger accomplishment lies in nurturing and promoting the rising talent around her, a rare quality in the cutthroat world of elite sports. Every single one of her training partners — 11 women in total — has made it to the Olympics while training with her, an extraordinary feat. Call it the Shalane Effect: You serve as a rocket booster for the careers of the women who work alongside you, while catapulting forward yourself.”

May we all serve as rocket boosters for other awesome women.

Read: “How the ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect’ Works,” The New York Times

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