Rowbury Advances To 1,500-Meter Final

Shannon Rowbury, a 2007 Duke graduate, advanced to the finals of the 1,500 meters at the Olympics in Beijing this morning. The only U.S. runner to make it through, Rowbury qualified for the finals after finishing fourth in her heat with a time of 4:03.89. Rowbury will race in the finals Saturday at 7:50 a.m. EST.

Rowbury holds the Duke school record in the 1,500 meters with a 4:14.81, and won a national championship in 2007.

–by Ben Cohen


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One response to “Rowbury Advances To 1,500-Meter Final

  1. Jormungand

    Awesome! I remember finding out about Shannon during my stint on Duke’s track team. The lady is psych0-good. I recall, possibly in error, someone once telling me, “Yeah, she’s really into the competition. It’s not about the running; that’s just how she is with everything. If it were any other sport she’d be just as hardcore.”

    …or something like that.

    Here’s to hoping she has a good day.

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