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Shalane Flanagan clue stumps contestants on ‘Jeopardy!’

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After Shalane Flanagan won the 2017 New York City Marathon, she guest appeared on Good Morning America, Live with Kelly and Ryan and a number of other television shows. The latest? Jeopardy!

The 36-year-old who became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years has a cook book entitled Run Fast, Eat Slow, the topic of which was featured on the Dec. 5 airing of the television game show. The clue in the cookbooks category was worth $200.

None of three contestants were able to get the solve the clue, which read “four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan provides nourishing recipes for athletes in the ‘Run Fast. Eat’ this way.” The correct response, which must be presented in the form of a question, was “what is slow?”

Run Fast. Eat Slow.: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes, authored by Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky, is a New York Times bestseller.


Video (clue at 8:12)

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