Shelby Houlihan Bio, Age, Height, Net Worth, Tattoos, Family & Secret Facts

Shelby Houlihan is a mid-west girl who born and raised in Iowa. She is a view runner who won many medals that we discuss briefly.

In this article, I will share with you the complete information about Shelby Houlihan bio/wiki, age, net worth, height, family and also interesting facts.

Who is Shelby Houlihan?

Shelby Houlihan
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Shelby Houlihan is an American middle-distance runner. She was born on 8 February 1993 in Sioux City, Iowa.

Her mother and uncle were both competitive runners, as were her half-sister. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

She is the best American record holder in 1500m and 5,000m. She is a 12-time All-American at Arizona State University, where she was an NCAA-qualified athlete in the 1500m in 2014 and reached the final of the 5,000m at the 2016 Summer Olympics

She was the first student at Arizona State University who won a national individual title in the outdoor 1500.


Full Name Shelby Christine Prince Houlihan
Stage Name Shelby Houlihan
Professional Olympic Athlete (Middle-distance Runner)
Nationality American
Date of Birth 8 February 1993
Age 28 years old (as of 2021)
Gender Female
Birthplace Sioux City, Iowa, USA
Hometown Sioux City, Iowa, USA
Religion Christianity
Zodiac Sign Aquarius

Physical Stats & More

Shelby Houlihan Physical stats
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Height (approx.) 5 feet 3 inches
Weight (approx.) 54 Kg
Body Measurement (approx.) 32-24-32
Body Type Slim
Hair Colour Dark Brown
Eyes Colour Hazel
Ethnicity White
Sexual Orientation Straight

Family & Relatives

Father Bob Houlihan
Mother Connie
Siblings Sisters – Shayla Houlihan & Chloe Houlihan
Relationship Status in Relation
Marital Status Unmarried
Husband/Boyfriend Riley Wattier (Boyfriend)
Children Not yet.

Shelby Houlihan Boyfriend/Relationship

Shelby Houlihan boyfriend name is Riley Wattier. She was dating him. It is not yet known when she will get married. They did not marry until June 2021. but there is no much information about her relationship status.

more update coming soon…

Shelby Houlihan Education and Career

School East High School in Sioux City, Lowa, USA
College/University Arizona State University, from 2011 – 2015
Educational Qualification She’s graduated from East

According to Wikipedia, Houlihan holds personal records in 4: 43.64 for the 1 Mile race, 2: 07.35 for the 800-meter race and 4: 26.39 for the 1500-meter race.

She also claimed eight Drake seasons crowns and earned the Drake seasons most outstanding high school performer title and is the first female athlete in high school to win all three events in a year.

Houlihan won the Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year Award as the 2011 “athletics runner-up” as well as the Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year Award 2010 and the Girls Cross Country Runner-Up of the Year. She attended East High School in Sioux City. She completed her studies in the East in 2011.


Houlihan attended Arizona State University College. He was a 12-time NCAA Division, All-American, the second-highest in Arizona State history and NCAA Track Champions.

He was also the NCAA Champion for 1,500 yards for Arizona State as a junior in 2014. He is the first high school athlete in Arizona to win a national 1,500-meter freestyle title.

Let’s talk about her Career life,

Shelby Houlihan career life
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In 2015, Houlihan competed under trainer Jerry Schumacher for the Nike and Bowerman Track Club. She was one of seven women who trained under him and made it to the Olympics.

Houlihan said her teammates watched her as she put the team together and she knew that she could do the same. The heat felt light and gave her plenty of confidence for the finals.

She thought the final would be quick but she knew she was fit and able to handle the high Tempo.

‘It’s amazing to have teammates who can push me out. It was something I have never had to do before. To put me out there and do what I did.

  • She set the American Record in the 5000m of 14:23.92 at the 2020 BTC Intrasquad Meet
  • She occupied 4th place in 1500 at the 2019 World Outdoor Championship in an American Record of 3:54.99
  • She again occupied 4th place in the 1500m and 5th in the 5000m at the 2018 World Indoor Championships
  • In 2016 Olympian in the 5000m She occupies 11th place.

2014 NACAC

Shelby Houlihan qualified for 2014 North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association Championship in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada where She won gold in the 800-meters in just 2:03.00 ahead of Rachel Francois & Jenna Westaway.

2016 Olympics

Houlihan qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in 5,000m women by finishing second in the shot put at the US trials in the 5,000m women.

When she finished the race, she cried. ‘I’ve worked my whole life towards this moment and it was one of the most amazing experiences in my life that it happened and came to.

Houlihan was second in her heat of 5,000m at the Olympics to qualify for the final. She finished eleventh in the final in 15: 08.89, with the American fourth place.

Houlihans said after the final that she did not gamble as much as I wanted to, but I have to take this as a place to learn and take a step back and try to move forward and make myself stronger.

“I would like to stay with the 5K. I don’t think I’ll do it again this year. If I gain more mileage and volume and get stronger, I’ll be more of a threat.

Houlihan’s hometown team for minor league hockey, the Sioux City Musketeers, honoured him with ovations before the ceremonial first puck at the Olympics.

Later 2016 season, She placed 6th in 4:23.0 at the 2016 Fifth-Avenue-Mile.


She qualified for the London 2017 World Championships in the women’s 5000 meters after winning the 5000 meters at the 2017 United States Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

She ran 15:00.37 and gets 3rd place in the prelims, and ran 15:06.40 to place 13th in the final.


At 2018, World Indoor Championships, making up more than 10-meters on the final lap, Houlihan pipped Fantu Work to place 5th (8:50.38) in the 3000 meters final,

After placing in 4th place in the 1500 metres final at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships in 4: 11.93 she won 3000 metres (9: 00.08) and 1500 metres (4: 13.07) at the US Indoor Athletics Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2018.

She broke Shannon Rowbury’s American record of 14: 38.92, supported by pacemaker Shalane Flanagan. She ran the 5,000m on July 21, at 14: 34.45 in Heusden, Belgium.

She placed second in the 1500 m at the 2018 IAAF Continental Cup.


In 2019, World Outdoor Championships, Houlihan set a personal and new American record of 3:54.99 in the finals of the 1500m, and she finishing in 4th place.


On 10 July, at a Bowerman Track Club time trial, She broke her own American record of 5000m in a time of 14:23.92, just ahead of teammate Karissa Schweizer in 14:26.34.


On 14 June, Houlihan was banned for four years after testing positive for nandrolone. That was because she had said she had never taken performance-enhancing substances, including his positive test. she thinks doping and cheating are weak.

I will not respect this sport, my competitors, my teammates, coaches, my family, my fans or anyone else in any way.

Shelby Houlihan Earnings and Net Worth

Speaking about his net worth, it is around $1 – 5 million. These athletes will receive this sum from the competitions they have conducted.
His salary has not yet been determined.

Salary Under Review
Net Worth $1 Million – $5 Million

Shelby Houlihan Social Media

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Shelby Houlihan Facts and Favorite Things

  • She won many gold medals.
  • She loves running and travelling.
  • she is a tattoo lover.

more facts coming soon…

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q1. How much does Shelby Houlihan weigh?

Ans:- Shelby Houlihan weight is 54 Kg approx.

Q2. what does Shelby Houlihan eat in a day

Ans:- She is very health conscious. she eats a healthy breakfast before she goes running.

Q3. how much does Shelby Houlihan makes?

Ans:- She makes around $1 Million – $5 Million.

Q4. What is the age of Shelby Houlihan?

Ans:- She is 28 years old in 2021.

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