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Five Flanagan facts

• A 36-year-old Oregon-based distance-running veteran who was born in Boulder, Colo., and raised in Massachusetts.

• Her mother, then Cheryl Bridges, ran the first sub-2-hour, 50-minute marathon by a woman in 1971.

• Sixteen-time national champion at varying distances.

• Finished second in New York in her debut marathon in 2010 but hadn't run New York since.

• This was her first marathon since finishing sixth at the Rio Olympic Games. She fractured her lower back last winter and missed the Boston Marathon in the spring.