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HOULIHAN FINISHES 11TH IN OLYMPIC 5000 METERS RACE

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She didn’t win Olympic gold but Shelby Houlihan definitely won the hearts of Siouxland as she competed in the women’s 5,000 meter finals at the Rio Olympics Friday night.

A few hundred Houlifans attended a “watch party” at the Sioux City Convention Center to cheer as she finished 11th overall in the race with a time of 15:08.89

Houlihan’s uncle, Bob Prince, was among those rooting for her:


OC………a good thing. ;20

The 23 year old Houlihan is an East High School graduate, and All-American runner at Arizona State University.

Prince says people expected her to make the Olympic team in 2020, but she surprised many by making Team USA this year:


OC……..her future. ;12

Vivian Cheruiyot set an Olympic record to win the gold in the 5,000 meters, coming from behind to beat favorite Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia in 14 minutes 26.17 seconds.