Ben Flanagan became t he f irst Canadian ever to win the Falmouth Road Race i n Falmouth, Mass., on August 19, in 32:21. He bested Scott Fauble and Olympian Leonard Kori, who finished second and third.
The seven-mile course draws huge fields of Olympians, elites, and recreat ional runners to compete alongside one another.
Flanagan had a b r e a kthrough 2018 summer season. Everything changed after his come-from-behind win in the ncaa 10,000m f inal, where he surprised fans. “The ncaa’s changed my running career,” Flanagan says. “It gave me a confidence greater than I’ve ever dreamed of. I’m a lot more comfortable admitting my goals out loud and embracing them as a reality.”— CR