Name: Shannon Rowbury
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 1,500-meter
Height: 5-5
Weight: 115
DOB: 9/19/1984
Birthplace: San Francisco, Calif.
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.
High School: Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory School (San Francisco, Calif.) ‘02
College: Duke University ‘06, English and Theater Studies (bachelor’s); Duke University ‘08, Film and Women’s Studies (master’s)
Team/Club: Nike Oregon Project
Coach(es): John Cook
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (2008, 2012, 2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 4th (1500m)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 6th
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 7th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2016 – bronze (3,000m)
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2009, 2011 (1,500m); 2013 (5,000m); 2015 (1,500m); Indoor – 2014, 2016 (3,000m)
  • Medals: 2 (2 bronzes)
  • Bronze – 2009 (1,500); 2016 (3,000m)
Personal: Daughter of Gary and Paula Gregg-Rowbury...Married to Pablo Solares, who competes for his native country, Mexico...Fifth-generation San Francisco native...Wears lipstick during races in homage of her grandmother, Nonie, who believed in dressing up for special events...Does altitude training in Mexico and speaks Spanish...Aspires to pursue a career in the entertainment industry when she has retired from running...Her and her husband, Pablo, founded a nonprofit in 2012 with the goal of promoting arts and athletics among young women and raising cross-cultural awareness between the U.S. and Mexico...Their current project, Borderless Art Scholarship, uses art as a way to express the athlete experience and awards a $1,500 scholarship to an athlete from the U.S. and Mexico.