Running

SHANNON ROWBURY is an elite middle distance runner residing in Portland, Oregon, under contract with Nike and the Nike Oregon Project. Shannon competed for the U.S Olympic Teams and ran the 1500 meter event in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics in Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro, respectively. She is the American Record Holder in the 1500m.

Her many accomplishments in Athletics include:

  • American Record Holder at 5000m (2016)
  • 2016 Zurich Diamond League Final Champion (1500 meters)
  • 2016 USA Olympian and Olympic Finalist (1500 meters)
  • 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships BRONZE MEDALIST (3000 meters)
  • 2015 IAAF World Championships Finalist (1500 meters)
  • 2015 IAAF World Relays Championships GOLD MEDALIST & WOLRD RECORD HOLDER (4x1500 meters)
  • 2015 USATF Indoor Championships National Champion (1500 meters & 3000 meters)
  • 2014 IAAF Continental Cup SILVER MEDALIST (1500 meters)
  • 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships Finalist (3000 meters)
  • 2013 IAAF World Championships Finalist (5000 meters)
  • 2012 USA Olympian and Olympic Finalist (1500 meters)
  • 2011 IAAF World Championship Semifinalist (1500 meters)
  • 2010 IAAF Continental Cup BRONZE MEDALIST (3000 meters)
  • 2009 IAAF World Championships BRONZE MEDALIST (1500 meters)
  • 2009 USATF Outdoor National Champion (1500 meters)
  • 2009 USATF Road Mile National Champion
  • 2008 USA Olympian and Olympic Finalist (1500 meters)
  • 2008 USATF Outdoor National Champion (1500 meters)
  • 2008 USATF Indoor National Champion (3000 meters)
  • NACAC International Champion (1500 meters)
  • 2007 NCAA National Champion (mile)
  • Two time NCAA Runner up (mile and 3000 meters)
  • Six time NCAA All-American (1500 meters to Cross Country)
  • Multiple Atlantic Coast Conference collegiate Champion (1500 meters to Cross Country)
  • Inductee - San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame (2008)
  • Inductee - Sacramento Meet of Champion Hall of Fame (2008)
  • National high school champion (800 meters)
  • Two time California State high school champion (800 meters & 1600 meters)

Current Personal Bests

  • 800 meter outdoor: 1:59.97 (2016)
  • 1500 meter outdoor: 3:56.29 (2015) - AMERICAN RECORD
  • Mile outdoor: 4:20.34 (2008)
  • Road Mile: 4:19.2 (2008)
  • 3000 meters outdoor: 8:29.93 (2014)
  • 3000 meter indoor: 8:41.94 (2016)
  • 5000 meter outdoor: 14:38.92 (2016) - AMERICAN RECORD