Monday, August 15, 2016

When Does Sioux City's Shelby Houlihan Run in the Olympics?

Sioux City, IA is honored to have a local runner featured in the 2016 Summer Olympics. Shelby Houlihan, a state track and Drake Relays champion at Sioux City East and an Arizona State All-American, will be making her Olympic debut on Tuesday, August 16 in Rio. Houlihan, Sioux City's first female track runner to reach the Olympics, will be running in the women's 5,000 meters.
(Photo: USA TODAY)
The Siouxland Chamber of Commerce and City of Sioux City will be hosting a free "Watch Party" from 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM on August 16 at the Sioux City Convention Center. The 5,000 meters race will have two preliminary heats at 7:30 AM and 7:51 AM.

The race will be on NBCSN or LIVE at

In an interview with The Sioux City Journal, Houlihan said, “The last two months I had that ‘I will be an Olympian’ written on my mirror so when I wake up every day I would see that and I would tell that to myself multiple times a day during the workouts,” Houlihan said. “By the time I did toe the line (at the U.S. Trials) it was in my head that I could do it and I didn’t really have any doubts or make the race more than it was.”

Now Houlihan changed the message on her mirror to, "I will win gold."

Shelby Houlihan...all of Siouxland is behind you! Be sure to cheer on the Sioux City Olympian Tuesday morning!


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