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April 22, 2014

Steve Flanagan reflects on daughter's race

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Although she lives now on the West Coast, Shalane’s links to Marblehead, the town where she grew up, have always been important to her, her dad indicated. For that reason, Marbleheaders root hard for her. “A lot of people enjoy her success,” he said.

The marathon was run in the shadow of last year’s attack, but Flanagan wasn’t fazed by that, nor, he said, was Shalane. He expected security forces to be paying attention, and he didn’t worry about her safety.

“If you thought that way, you’d never come out of your house,” he said.

And he cited his daughter’s recent appearance on TV’s “60 Minutes.”

She ran last year and finished fourth. As she told “60 Minutes” in an interview earlier this month, an interview her dad called “unfiltered,” she said she took the bombing personally. That anger made her run all the harder, her father said.

Alan Burke can be reached at aburke@salemnews.com.

 

 

 

 

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