Mile News Tagged Shelby Houlihan


Houlihan edges out fellow Iowan Simpson for USA 1500m title

July 27, 2019

“I was definitely nervous coming into this race because I had a little more pressure than I usually feel."

By Tommy Birch, Des Moines Register

It wasn’t until after the 1500 meter finals at the USATF Outdoor Championships that Webster City native Jenny Simpson finally caught up to Sioux City...

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Shelby Houlihan and her fearsome kick have taken over U.S. track

May 04, 2019

Big goals for 2019 include U.S. record, defending USA titles and a medal at World Championships in Doha

By Ken Goe, The Oregonian / OregonLive

BEAVERTON — Shelby Houlihan beat some of the best runners in the world in 2018 and crushed the U.S. record in the 5000 meters.

It looks like a...

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Quigley Upsets Houlihan for USA Indoor Mile Title

February 23, 2019

“My tactic was not to wait until the last 100 as I didn’t stand a chance.”

By LetsRun.com

NEW YORK — What a way to win your first national title.

Shelby Houlihan has spent the past two years destroying anyone who dared cross her path at a national championship, winning eight straight titles...

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Queen of the Kick

July 06, 2018

“I’d like to get the American record in both the 1500m and 5000m as well as the Mile and 3000m indoor American records. I’d like to win an Olympic gold medal and a World Championship gold medal...

By Cathal Dennehy for Spikes

It's the most feared weapon in middle-distance running, and now...

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Houlihan beats Simpson to win USA 1500m crown

June 23, 2018

"I’ve looked up to her as a runner throughout high school. She’s been someone that has been talked about throughout Iowa. To come out here and race against her and put on a good show was really cool.”

By Tommy Birch, Des Moines Register

DES MOINES - With about 100 meters remaining in the 1500...

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Houlihan vs. Simpson Metric Mile Showdown at USA Outdoor Championships

June 21, 2018

Iowa natives headline 1500m women's field in Des Moines

By Kevin Liao, Citius Mag

If anything has characterized the 2018 track season thus far, it’s been the changing of the guard we’ve seen in many events, particularly in the sprints.

The aging Justin Gatlin and retired Usain Bolt have...

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Eat Like an Elite: Shelby Houlihan

February 12, 2018

My diet has come a long way since high school and college. I really started from the bottom. I used to have no idea what was healthy.

By Ally Spiroff, Runner's World

The 24-year-old 5000 meter specialist has her sights set on the 2020 Olympics, with a full racing schedule this year. In 2017, ...

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The Best Mile Moments of 2017

December 21, 2017

Record prize money awarded exceeds $500,000, Blankenship & Lipari win BBTM Grand Prix Tour titles, one more U.S. HSer sub-4, the brothers Ingebrigtsen make history, greatest women’s Mile ever and more highlight year

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

Since the Bring Back the Mile launch in...

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Simpson, Houlihan lead parade of Olympians headed to Drake Relays

April 14, 2017

Iowa natives part of "one of the best women’s 1500 meter fields we’ve ever assembled.”

By Cody Goodwin, The Des Moines Register

A slew of local athletes and plenty of Olympians will make their way to Des Moines in just a couple of weeks.

New Drake Relays director Blake Boldon said on...

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Houlihan enjoying pro career

March 08, 2017

Sioux City native and rising star convincingly wins two USA Indoor titles: Mile & 2 Mile

By Terry Hersom, Sioux City Journal

SIOUX CITY -- Less than a month past her 24th birthday, Shelby Houlihan is clearly to Sioux City women’s track & field what Kirk Hinrich became to local basketball.

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