Shelby Houlihan

Shelby Houlihan

May 25, 2022

Shelby Houlihan on Burrito Defense: "I don’t know with 100 percent certainty that that’s where it came from"

Shelby Houlihan talked to Runners World's Sarah Lorge Butler about her doping ban and burrito defense.
May 18, 2022

Shelby Houlihan Announces Her Appeal to the Supreme Court of Switzerland Has Failed

Houlihan's Hail Mary prayer fell short and her nandrolone ban was upheld. She won't be able to compete again until January 14, 2025 but she tells she's not done as a runner. "I do plan on being back in 2025 and resuming my career." *MB: Shelby Houlihan Ban Upheld -- Loses Appeal
April 21, 2022

An In-Depth Analysis of The Shelby Houlihan Doping Case by Sports Scientist Ross Tucker

Ross goes through the CAS decision step by step from beginning to end, clarifies some of the more esoteric aspects of the case and outlines in clear terms exactly what Houlihan argued and why he thinks CAS ultimately (correctly) ruled against her.
April 21, 2022

Sports Scientist Ross Tucker Tackles Our Biggest Unanswered Questions About the Shelby Houlihan Case

We paid one of the top sports scientists in the world to analyze the Shelby Houlihan doping case and CAS ruling. Afterward, we asked him to answer our questions in a Q&A format.
April 12, 2022

Shelby Houlihan Issues Statement Regarding Gabriela DeBues-Stafford Leaving The Bowerman Track Club

The American record holder at 5000 reacts to the Canadian record holder at 5000 leaving the Bowerman Track Club.
April 11, 2022

Gabriela DeBues-Stafford Explains Why She Left the Bowerman Track Club

DeBues-Stafford says that while she has no reason to believe anyone on BTC is taking performance-enhancing drugs, the uncertainty surrounding the specifics of Bowerman and coach Jerry Schumacher's continuing relationship with the banned Shelby Houlihan was a "critical reason" for her departure. *MB: GDS has left BTC, cites Houlihan explicitly.
September 05, 2021

Shelby Houlihan posts update: "There are great days, terrible days, and a lot of days in between. I’m still continuing to fight to prove my innocence."

Houlihan made a statement about what she's been up to on Instagram today. "I’m still continuing to fight to prove my innocence."
September 02, 2021

Five Thoughts on the Shelby Houlihan CAS Decision: Why She Was Banned, Why Her Explanation Was Rejected, And Where Does She Go From Here?

Having had a day to digest the 40+ page ruling, Jonathan Gault shares his thoughts on why the American record holder at 1500 and 5000 was banned from the sport. *MB: Full Shelby Houlihan Report is Out from CAS.
June 28, 2021

Matthew Centrowitz defends Shelby Houlihan: “Absolutely, I support her. I believe her....I could have been in the position she was in”

Centrowitz said he and Houlihan went to the food truck at the center of her nandrolone case numerous times while they were dating but that on the night before her positive test, he wasn't there as Houlihan was with friends before watching The Bachelorette. "Absolutely, I support her. I believe her. And you know, I don’t think it’s a complete secret that her and I did have a relationship in the past, so I know her really well. I know the type of athlete, the type of individual she is....With Shelby, I was there 24/7. I know what she was putting in her body. I know the vitamins that she was taking. I would have seen it, because I was there, literally, 24/7 with her.” MB: Centro defends Shelby
June 22, 2021

16 Questions That Need To Be Answered In The Shelby Houlihan Case

Having had a week to think about it, co-founder Robert Johnson realizes there are a lot of questions he wants answered from all the parties. Plus why it could be argued that Houlihan should be cleared regardless of whether she doped or not. *MB: 16 Questions That Need To Be Answered In The Shelby Houlihan Case.
June 18, 2021

Day 1 Qualifying: 1500s and 5ks Start without Houlihan, Brazier and Hoppel Advance But not Convincingly, Abbey Cooper Inspired Again

We tell you everything you need to know about qualifying in the all the running events on Day 1 at the Trials.
June 15, 2021

Shelby Houlihan’s Suspension Is a Track & Field Tragedy

Either Houlihan is lying, and today is a victory for clean sport. Or her case exposes fissures in an anti-doping system in need of overhaul. Jonathan Gault knows which one he believes. Plus Gault reveals two huge facts that weren't previously known that work in opposite directions. 1) Christiane Ayotte, who was proven to have provided false testimony in the Jarrion Lawson case, was the one who labeled Houlihan's test as a positive. 2) Houlihan didn't actually order a pork burrito  - she ordered carne asada. * MB: Big development: Woman who falsely testified in Jarrion Lawson case is one who popped Houlihan. Houlihan ordered carne asada.
June 14, 2021

Shelby Houlihan Tests Positive for Nandrolone, Banned from Track & Field for Four Years After Her CAS Appeal Is Unsuccessful

The American record holder in the 1500 and 5000 meters will miss the Olympic Trials and the next two Olympics after her appeal was denied. Houlihan is the latest high-profile American track star to test positive for low levels of a banned substance, joining Ajee' Wilson, Jarrion Lawson, and Will Claye. But unlike those three, the CAS did not accept her explanation of contaminated meat.  
May 17, 2021

Why Have Three Of The BTC's Biggest Stars - Shelby Houlihan, Lopez Lomong, & Evan Jager - Only Raced Once Total In 2021?

We give you the scoop on the BTC's Big 3. Expect to see Houlihan, Lomong, and Jager, at either the Portland Track Festival (May 28-29) or Stumptown Twilight (June 3).
May 06, 2021

USATF Golden Games Preview: What A Meet!!! Brazier v Hoppel v Murphy, Lyles v Bednarek, Jager Returns, McGorty Debuts, & DK Metcalf

Another week, another loaded meet at a brand-new West Coast stadium. This time it's the USATF Golden Games at Mt. SAC, and it's filled with stars, from Sha'Carri Richardson to Shaunae Miller-UiboElle Purrier to Molly Huddle, and many more.
April 10, 2021

With Houlihan & Purrier (Probably) Opting In, the Women's 1500 at the Olympic Trials Is Going to Be Crazy

By Jonathan Gault April 12, 2021 The 1500 meters, simply by the nature of the event, is always going to be one of the most-anticipated races at any championship meet. The race's length is right in the Goldilocks zone -- long enough for drama to build, short enough that the early laps can still matter -- and the tendency for most championship finals to be settled on the final lap creates maximum excitement. Five years ago, the women's 1500 was one of the best races of the US Olympic Trials, with Brenda Martinez edging Amanda Eccleston for the final spot by .03 after both women ran down reigning Trials champ Morgan Uceny in the home straight. The 2019 USA final in Des Moines was just as compelling, with Nikki Hiltz prevailing over Sinclaire Johnson and Kate Grace in a three-way kick for the third spot to Worlds.
March 24, 2021

Many Top US Distance Stars Haven't Raced Yet in 2021. Are They Injured? In Shape? Find Out Here

A slew of top US Olympic hopefuls have yet to race in 2021. Where have they been? We've got the scoop on Shelby Houlihan, Lopez Lomong, Jenny Simpson, Raevyn Rogers, Shannon Rowbury, Ben Blankenship, Stanley Kebenei, Allie Ostrander, Andy Bayer and even the Canadian Moh Ahmed.
August 04, 2020

What Track and Field Doubles Are Doable At The 2021 Olympics?

We know the 100/200 will be doable, but what about the 200/400? The 1500/5000? The (gulp)...100/400? We break them all down and propose a few easy solutions. World Athletics, are you paying attention? A few tweaks could make the schedule much more athlete-friendly. *MB: What doubles are doable in Tokyo? LRC tells you and offers some simple changes
July 21, 2020

Shelby Houlihan's Big Talk with "I Do Feel Like That World Record Is in Reach"

Highlights of Shelby's Big Talk with the Track Talk Podcast after her American record run.