28 Jun '12, 11am

Exit Interview: Shayla Houlihan finished Monday's steeple. "That was my last race." My @RunBlogRun story:

Exit Interview: Shayla Houlihan finished Monday's steeple. "That was my last race." My @RunBlogRun story:

Shayla Houlihan ran the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Trials, where she finished 11th out of 12 in her heat. Jon Gugala sat down with her, and spoke to her about her last race, which she declared after the finish. Shayla had given it her best, and with no regrets will now focus on the next chapter of her life, being a coach. Shayla is the story of many athletes here. My friend Dave Frank reminded me of this on Wednesday night, as we discussed the Trials. " I hope I never forget, that for most of the athletes here, making the Trials is a supreme effort, and their Olympic dream is made or broken here. This is their supreme effort." Frankie, as we call him, was making a point. And he was right. Please keep that in mind when you read this article from Jon Gugala. Please also remember this as you quietly honor the athletes who have given you moments of pleasure, ...

Full article: http://www.runblogrun.com/2012/06/exit-interview-shayla-h...

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