Shannon Rowbury “Mentoring” Actress Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan Tweeted, “You rock hard Shannie!!” after Shannon Rowbury won last Friday's Diamond League meet in London. Photo:

The troubled Hollywood actress recently became buddies with the two-time Olympian. 

Actress Lindsay Lohan, who recently spent 90 days in a rehab facility after violating her probation last summer by lying to a police officer following a car accident, has found a positive inspiration to help her get “back on track” toward adopting a healthier lifestyle: two-time U.S. Olympian Shannon Rowbury.

Rowbury, 28, who won a highly competitive 3,000m race at last Friday’s Diamond League meeting in London, will represent the U.S. in the 5,000m at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow in just a few weeks. According to a report on the website, Rowbury met the 27-year-old Lohan at a Nike store in San Francisco, and the two hit it off immediately and have been communicating regularly since via e-mail. Lohan has been following a running routine mapped out for her by Rowbury, who also helped her pick out a GPS watch to aid her training.

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Lohan’s new film, “The Canyons,” opens on Friday. Rowbury will run in the qualifying round of the 5,000m at the world championships on Wednesday, August 14. Should she advance, she will contest the final on Saturday, August 17th.

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