Shelby Houlihan Podcast with Prior to USA Cross Country 2019

January 30, 2019

Our third podcast of the year is in the books and it was a special one as we had our first guest of the year as USA 1500m star and 5000m record holder Shelby Houlihan joined us on the podcast.

2018 was a breakout year for Houlihan as she went from being a 4:03 1500m runner to running 3:57, winning the Prefontaine and Lausanne Diamond League meets and breaking the American 5000m record.

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Houlihan is up for new challenge in 2019 and is running the US Cross Country Championships at 10km this weekend in Florida and says she’d consider running the World champs if she makes the team. She talks about her Bowerman Track Club team and the high expectations of coach Jerry Schumacher.

Prior to Houlihan joining the podcast at the 33 minute mark, we discuss the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston, the pro debut of Sydney McLaughlin and whether she is a diva and whether she will win worlds this year. Plus split screen technology has come to track and field broadcasts and what do we think of the future of Katelyn Tuohy?
We discuss another Dr. Rosa athlete running fast in Dubai and what we think that means.

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Quick Show Notes (Click on a timestamp below to have the player start at that point)

[0:00] Intro
[4:13] NBIGP & Sydney’s pro debut. Is she a Diva?
[12:11] The NBCSN Broadcast- split screen finally came to track and field!
[15:49] Dubai: Another Rosa athlete runs fast in Dubai? What should we think?
[25:29] It takes talent to succeed in coaching – John Wooden’s payers got paid at UCLA.
[27:11] Yes or No: Will McLaughlin win Worlds? Will Bekele finish the Tokyo Marathon?
[34:41] Tuohy breaks the 3000 record and Claudia Lane drops out.
[39:22] 30 Minutes with Shelby Houlidan Houlihan looks back at her breakout year, ahead to 2019, talks why she’s running US cross, and how she wants to make America great at 5000 too. Plus the tough standards of Jerry Schumacher.
[71:31] USA XC Champs Discussion, Is Houlihan Better at 5k or 1500?


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