Shalane Flanagan waits for the rolling start at the starting line of the 125th Boston Marathon, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, in Hopkinton, Mass. (AP/Mary Schwalm)
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Two marathons in two days for Shalane Flanagan, and she’s not done

BOSTON ― When you've accomplished as much as Shalane Flanagan has, it can get hard to find challenges that get you out of bed in the morning. But thanks to the pandemic, the Marblehead native was able to find that challenge.

Monday, Flanagan completed an unprecedented feat of running two marathons in two days. She ran in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, then hopped on a plane and flew to her home state, where she competed in the delayed Boston Marathon Monday morning.

Monday's marathon was a special one as always for Flanagan, who reminisced that she used to watch her father run the race when she was a child. 

"I grew up here; I’ve…

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