Shelby Houlihan just broke the American Record by four seconds in the 5K in a time of 14:34 in Heudsen; which gave her a personal record by 26 seconds. In this episode she tells us the progression of how the goal to break the American Record went down. Her coach, Jerry Schumacher has known her potential and the process has been nothing short of a well thought out methodical progression. She was paced by teammate Shalane Flanagan and 1500 Meter competitor for New Balance, Corey Mcgee. She’s been running so fast this year and has shownthat she’s the real deal with her competitive nature and insane kick.
Shelby runs for Nike with the Bowerman Track Club and I love interviewing the crew over there; Shelby is no stranger to this podcast- check out her other episodes (Episode 50 and 108). Shelby is just as fierce and excited about her dreams as she was in the first two episodes we recorded. She’s a 2016 Olympian and has dreams of making the American 5K scene more competitive on a World Level.
And guys- no she’s not changing her IG or twitter handles and spills that she even plans to possibly race an 800 this fall! Look out for her to put down some more fast times in the coming months when she’ll compete in the Diamond League final in Brussels and the Continental Cup in the Czech Republic. My bet is she grabs herself another American Record; in the 1500 this time.
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