March 26, 2020
"I hope I can race well and show that even though I’m 35 and even though I have a child, my ability as an athlete hasn’t diminished and I deserve to have a contract, have an opportunity to toe the line at nationals, hopefully make that Olympic team and go after a medal.”
By Ken Goe | The...
November 04, 2019
“I feel confident in the journey that I’ve taken... to see if I can make my fourth Olympic team because I definitely have my work cut out for me with that task alone.”
By Sarah Lorge Butler, Runner's World
Shannon Rowbury has fought her way back into racing shape after the birth of her...
October 06, 2018
"It's fun to be involved with building something. I like being able to get in on the ground floor and craft and create a legacy."
From University of San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO — One of the greatest American female distance runners of all time is joining the University of San Francisco men's...
February 21, 2017
"You can't change the past but you can try to affect a better future..."
By Cathal Dennehy, RunBlogRun
Half a second - it's about the time it takes for an eye to blink, or for Steph Curry, the fastest shooter in the NBA, to release a jump shot. It's also the length of time by which Shannon...
January 25, 2017
Signature event at 110th NYRR Millrose Games from The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center includes nine Olympians with live broadcast on NBC
NEW YORK — Three-time Olympian Shannon Rowbury will go for her third straight title in the NYRR Wanamaker Mile, while Olympic bronze medalist...
October 25, 2016
Top 10 talented track tandems span over a 30-plus year period
By Bring Back the Mile
The recent marriage of top Mile athletes Aisha Praught & Will Leer prompted BBTM to compile a list of the fastest married couples in the Mile. Sitting at the top of the talented tandems are three-time U.S....
August 16, 2016
The world record holder was overtaken with 200 meters to go by this year’s fastest woman. Americans Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury finished 3rd and 4th respectively.
By Scott Douglas, Runner's World
In the first real upset in a middle-distance or distance final of these Games, Kenya’s...
July 11, 2016
Women's 1500m top 3 strongest in U.S. Olympic team history; Blankenship, Andrews and Martinez celebrate first Olympic berths; Centrowitz breaks Steve Scott's Olympic Trials meet record.
By Chris Chavez, Sports Illustrated
Less than half a second separated the third and fourth place finishers...
March 21, 2016
Centrowitz wins first international 1500m gold, Hill & Rowbury earn 3000m silver & bronze in front of sellout crowd in Portland.
By Ben DeJarnette, Runner's World
The American distance crew capped its impressive weekend with four more medals at the IAAF World Indoor Championships on Sunday,...
February 20, 2016
“You’re never going to achieve any goals if you don’t put yourself out there.”
By Ken Belson, New York Times
The Wanamaker Mile is always the fitting finale of the Millrose Games, the country’s premier indoor track meet, and this year’s showdown between Matthew Centrowitz, the reigning...
February 04, 2016
Shannon Rowbury also to defend NYRR Wanamaker Mile title against star-studded women’s field
The NYRR Wanamaker Mile at the 109th NYRR Millrose Games will feature a riveting rematch between defending champion Matthew Centrowitz, of Portland OR, and 2015 runner-up and the fastest...
January 30, 2016
North Carolina state record for Centrowitz; Rowbury defends; world-leading times for both champions; Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2016 kicks off at JDL Fast Track
By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – With 2,500-plus rabid fans in attendance at the JDL Fast Track...
December 19, 2015
I’m really, really proud of what I’ve accomplished. I’m so fortunate to have had such a successful year.
From Spikes powered by IAAF
Over the last seven years Shannon Rowbury has been one of the USA's most consistent middle distance performers. In 2015 she proved herself as one of the best...
December 01, 2015
“I know it motivates me to perform better and I would imagine it does the same for her.” – Rowbury on her rivalry with fellow ace American Miler Jenny Simpson
By Alex Mills, Athletics Weekly
With less than a year to go until Rio 2016, the women’s 1500m is set to be one of the stand-out...
October 03, 2015
I have this meal the night before a race, but also pretty regularly. It's my go-to favorite. I had it in Portland before leaving for Asia.
By Kelly O'Mara, espnW
Two-time U.S. Olympian Shannon Rowbury, the U.S. record holder in the 1500 meters, knows exactly what she likes to eat. So much so...
October 01, 2015
"It's tit-for-tat, so you're not making a lot of decisions. When they go, I go. When they slow down, I slow down. Finally, you're preparing for when you're going to strike. It's empowering to determine when to strike. It's a much more predatory position than leading a race and having to fend...
August 18, 2015
Can Americans Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury somehow take down Genzebe Dibaba?
What a race. This race has it all.
The returning champ.
The European champ who has run 3:56.05.
Two historically fast Americans.
And, oh yeah, the world record holder.
August 10, 2015
One is a former world champion, the other the American record holder.
By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World
The United States could take home two of the three medals in the women’s 1500 meters at the IAAF World Championships, which begin August 22 in Beijing. Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury...
July 22, 2015
"Seeing how much my fitness has progressed gives me the confidence that I have the ability to race with the best in the world. That’s what it will take to get on the medal podium."
By Christopher Chavez, Sports Illustrated
On July 17, at the Monaco Diamond League meet, Shannon Rowbury of the...
July 22, 2015
Rivalries aside, the 2015 World Championships and 2016 Rio Olympics will be a thrill for fans of American middle distances.
By Meg Bellino, FloTrack
By now you’ve already seen or heard about Shannon Rowbury’s 1500m American record. If you didn’t, it came during a race where Ethiopia’s Genzebe...
July 17, 2015
Genzebe Dibaba runs a World Record time of 3:50.07; Rowbury takes third, clocking 3:56.29.
From USA Track & Field
Olympian Shannon Rowbury (Portland, OR) etched her name in the history books Friday, breaking Mary Decker Slaney's long-standing American record in the Herculis Monaco meeting...
March 16, 2015
The two-time Olympian and USA champion is a proud, fourth-generation San Franciscan who says she can’t imagine living anywhere else.
By C.W. Nevius, The San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco is a city full of celebrities that no one recognizes. Or maybe it takes an insider to pick up on who...
March 02, 2015
Nike Oregon Project teammates take distance titles on meet's final day.
By David Monti for Runner's World
Nike Oregon Project teammates Matthew Centrowitz and Shannon Rowbury won the distance races and Casimir Loxsom broke the American 600-meter record on Sunday, the final day of the USA...
February 14, 2015
Lagat shatters Masters (40 & older) Mile world record; near record 10 men go sub-4 indoors at 108th NYRR Millrose Games
By Jim Gerweck, Mile wire
NEW YORK – The Mile is generally considered to be the perfect race in the track & field canon because of its near-perfect symmetry. Four laps of...
January 31, 2015
Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2015 opens with a bang, bang at first stop; five men also go sub-4
By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – With the lights turned low, the music loud, an energetic crowd and ready-to-race athletes, the 3rd Camel City Elite Miles at the...
January 30, 2015
U.S. Olympian likely to challenge North Carolina state Mile record at first stop on Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2015
By Eddie Wooten, News & Record
If two-time Olympian Shannon Rowbury makes the 2016 U.S. track & field team headed for Rio de Janeiro, then her performances last year...
January 02, 2015
I have some time before I have to make a decision on which distance to race in the Olympics and I will watch and see how the competition pans out as we get closer.
By Christopher Kelsall, AthleticsIllustrated.com
Shannon Rowbury is one of America’s best middle-distance runners. She has...
November 04, 2014
Guaranteed $15,000 prize purse for Camel City Mile (men) and Mellow Mile (women) indoors on Saturday, January 31
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – JDL Fast Track has announced that two-time Olympian and former Duke University alum Shannon Rowbury, Olympian Morgan Uceny and 3:51 Miler and 2014 World Indoor...
September 19, 2013
Two-time NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile champion gets engaged, new coach, ready for Sunday's event
By Barbara Huebner, Marathon News Service
This has been a big week for Shannon Rowbury, and it’s far from over.
On Tuesday, while Rowbury was in Golden Gate Park doing the last hard workout of her...
September 17, 2013
“I would like to thank Coach Cook for everything he has done for me."
By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World
Shannon Rowbury, the 2009 World Championships 1500 meter bronze medalist who has been a finalist in two Olympic 1500s, will join Coach Alberto Salazar and the Nike Oregon Project after...
May 31, 2013
Two-time Olympian at 1500 meters is in the Prefontaine Classic 5000.
By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World
Shannon Rowbury, two-time Olympic 1500 meter finalist and bronze medalist in the 1500 at the 2009 World Championships, may be in an unfamiliar position at 3:22pm Central Time on Sunday,...
April 24, 2013
By Scott Bush, Runnerspace
For the past six years, Shannon Rowbury has defined herself in the sport as a one of the most consistent elite 1500m runners, exceling at running rounds and running incredibly smart tactics. Her top level fitness and race smarts have led to three U.S. outdoor 1500m...
April 22, 2013
By Scott Bush, USATF
INDIANAPOLIS – 2012 Olympic 1500m silver medalist Leo Manzano and 2009 World Championship 1500m bronze medalist Shannon Rowbury lead the men’s and women’s fields at the USA 1 Mile Road Championships, hosted by the Grand Blue Mile in Des Moines, Iowa this Tuesday.
April 11, 2013
Two-time Olympians Manzano, Rowbury headline field; $30,000 national championship prize purse
By Lance Bergeson, Des Moines Register
The elite fields for the 2013 USA Men's and Women's 1 Mile Road Championships on Tuesday, April 23 in Des Moines will feature an Olympic silver medalist.
April 06, 2013
Olympians Leo Manzano and Shannon Rowbury looking for road racing success in 2013 season opener at the World's Fastest 5K on Sunday, April 7
By Jon Rankin, sub-4 Miler
BBTM Note: Jon Rankin, sub-4 Miler, UCLA alumnus and California prep standout submitted this good preview of two fellow...
February 19, 2013
Although Rowbury lives in San Francisco, you may spot her during or after training around Berkeley.
By Hal Lifson, Berkeley Patch
San Francisco is home to the fastest female 1500-meter runner in the U.S. Shannon Rowbury, but Berkeley is where she logs a lot of her toughest Miles.
January 11, 2013
By Duncan Larkin, Competitor
Shannon Rowbury of San Francisco is a two-time Olympian in the 1500m and most recently placed sixth in the final at the Olympic Games in London last August–the best performance by an American woman in that event in the modern Olympics.
The 28-year-old Rowbury has...
August 06, 2012
By David Woods, Indystar
LONDON -- Morgan Uceny of Plymouth, Ind., and world champion Jenny Simpson today both advanced to semifinals of the women's 1500 meters at the Olympic Games.
Top six from each of three heats, plus the next six times, qualified for Wednesday's semifinals...
July 24, 2012
“I feel like I can get better as the rounds progress because I’m able to recover quickly and bounce back.”
By David Monti, (c) 2012 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved
TEDDINGTON, England – (July 24, 2012) – The three rounds of the 1500m at the Olympic Games makes that event a...
July 22, 2012
By Alexis Terrazas, San Francisco Examine
Andy Chan first witnessed it 14 years ago, and has seen it hundreds of times since.
It’s the simple sight of his former student, Shannon Rowbury, jumping up and down two to three times before each and every race. But four years ago at the Beijing...
July 02, 2012
By Luke Cyphers, ESPN.com
EUGENE, Ore. -- Fans of U.S. women's track, meet depth.
At the 2008 Beijing Games, the Americans didn't get near the podium in the 1,500 meters or the long jump. But on the final day of the Olympic trials Sunday, the U.S. picked squads in the two events that could...
July 02, 2012
By David Woods, The Register-Guard
Since the Olympic Games introduced the 1,500 meters for women in 1972, the race has been dominated by Eastern Europeans and Africans. No American has ever won a medal.
Not Mary Decker Slaney. Not Suzy Favor Hamilton. Not Ruth Wysocki. Not Francie Larrieu....
June 07, 2012
Bring Back the Mile’s podcast series, 4 Minutes with a Miler, speaks to U.S. Olympian and #2 Miler on the U.S. list with a 4:20.34, Shannon Rowbury. Shannon, a Bay Area native and Duke University grad was a founding member of the Bay Area Track Club and is coached by John Cook. The interview is...
February 29, 2012
The 2008 Olympian proves that constant goal setting is a sure path through injury.
By Jon Gugala, Competitor Magazine
One of Shannon Rowbury’s competitors said it best: “She just can’t believe that she’s not a better athlete than every other girl out there.”
That competitor, who will remain...