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Shannon Rowbury “Mentoring” Actress Lindsay Lohan

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Jul. 31, 2013
  • Updated Aug. 1, 2013 at 1:06 PM UTC
Lindsay Lohan Tweeted, “You rock hard Shannie!!” after Shannon Rowbury won last Friday's Diamond League meet in London. Photo: PhotoRun.net

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 www.naughtybutnicerob.com, 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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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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