Shalane Flanagan: Boston Marathon 'More Emotional' Than Other Races

Shalane Flanagan crossed the finish line to win the Women's Division of the 2017 New York Marathon. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- She's one of the world's top marathoners, and the elite runners, media, and other locals gathered at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel Friday morning wanted to hear from the pride of Marblehead--Shalane Flanagan.

"Coming here and racing is more like a personal event for me," she told WBZ NewsRadio 1030. "It's definitely more emotional than maybe some of the other marathons, just because this is where I grew up, these are the people that raised me, this is where I fell in love with running."

She described running in Boston on Monday as a "full-circle moment" after winning the New York Marathon last year.

"I'm in a good place, I'm a really happy person right now," she said. "I feel like I knocked off a huge goal of mine, and that was to win a major marathon--and so I feel just really at peace with my career."

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports

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