MOSCOW – Shalane Flanagan led the field's pace for nearly half of the race ulitmately placing eighth in the 10,000 meters at the 14th IAAF World Championships on Sunday evening in Moscow, Russia.
Flanagan ran 31:34.83 as the highest finishing American, ahead of teammates Jordan Hasay (12th, 32:17.93) and Amy Hastings (14th, 32:51.19).
Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba regained her crown as the 10,000 meters world champion, taking the race in 30:43.35.
Vikas Gowda, a 2006 Tar Heel alum, will compete Monday in the qualification round of the men's discus. Discus begins at 9:40 a.m. Moscow Time (1:40 a.m. Eastern). Live coverage of the qualification rounds will be available on Universal Sports from 1:30-4:30 a.m. eastern.