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Shelby Houlihan shatters 5,000m American record


Reigning USATF Outdoors 5,000m champion Shelby Houlihan (Sioux City, Iowa) set a pending new American record in 14:34.45 while competing in Heusden, Belgium. Houlihan, who also won the 1500m USATF Outdoors title this year, improved upon her previous PR by over twenty seconds (15:00.37).

The new AR breaks Shannon Rowbury’s previous 5,000m record of 14:38.92 set in 2016.

The U.S. dominated the field in Belgium, with top ten performances by Molly Huddle, Karissa Schweizer, Marielle Hall, Vanessa Fraser, Sarah Pagano and Emily Sisson.

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