Colleen Quigley – Unfollow My Mileage

Carrie welcomes Olympian Colleen Quigley back to the show! They talk about the changes she’s made professionally the past couple years, racing in the triathlon, helping the next generation of professional runners, getting her body and mind healthy, getting engaged, and so much more!

Recorded June 6, 2023, 2023
Photo by Justin Britton

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Colleen Quigley

Bio courtesy Bring Back the Mile
Colleen Quigley, in 2023, transitioned into the triathlon (swim, bike, run).

She established herself as a world class steeplechase and Mile athlete. On July 31, 2020 at the Portland Intrasquad Meet IV, she led off her BTC team (also Elise Cranny, Karissa Schweizer & Shelby Houlihan) to 4 x 1500m relay world record clocking of 16:27.02, a 4:06.75 average per runner.

In 2019, the Missouri native finished runner-up in the Wanamaker Mile, clocking 4:22.86, #9 indoor all-time woman, #4 U.S. all-time & her track PR, and in late February, Colleen captured her first national crown to upset two-time defending champion Shelby Houlihan for the USA Indoor Mile title, 4:29.47 to 4:29.92.

In February 2018, she won the famed indoor Wanamaker Mile, edging Kate Grace, 4:30.05 to 4:30.08. After some injury downtime, the 2016 Rio Olympian returned to racing action in the summer and recorded a 3000m steeplechase PR of 9:10.27 (#3 U.S. all-time). She closed her season with a runner-up finish at the 5th Avenue Mile, clocking a personal best of 4:19.2.

While attending Florida State, Quigley, a 9-time NCAA All-American, won the 2015 NCAA 3000m steeplechase title.

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