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Flanagan gets bronze

Posted by Gregory Lee Jr. Globe Staff  August 15, 2008 11:41 AM

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Shalane Flanagan (Marblehead, Mass.) won the bronze medal in the women's 10,000m run, competed Friday night in Beijing's National Stadium. Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia earned the gold medal with an Olympic record time of 29:54.66. Elvan Abeylegesse of Turkey claimed the silver in 29:56.34. Flanagan's time of 30:22.22 sets the American record. Americans Kara Goucher (Duluth, Minn.) placed 10th 30:55.16 and Amy Begley-Yoder (Beaverton, Ore.) was 26th in a time of 32:38.28.

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