The XC Podcast
The XC Podcast
Jun 7, 2021
How to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, with Ben Flanagan
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On this week's episode, I chat with Kitchener, Ontario's Ben Flanagan, who  lives and trains in Virginia as part of the Reebok Boston track club. The 26-year-old Flanagan has forced his way into the consciousness of Athletics Canada's Olympic team selection committee by posting solid results across in the 5,000m and 10,000m this year. Most recently, Flanagan set a new 5,000m PB of 13:20 at Tracksmith's Platinum PT qualifier in Boston last week, winning the race in the process.

Ben and I talked about how he hopes to punch his ticket to Tokyo, high mileage vs low mileage, Ben's fascination with Utah, what it felt like to beat Ben True, and more.
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