Shannon and Pablo are mentioned in the New York Social Diary – February 2013

By Liz Smith: How to work the carpet

SHANNON ROWBURY is the fastest runner in the U.S. 1500 meter race. But she’s more than just a pair of well toned, well trained legs. Shannon and her boyfriend Pablo Solares (also a runner, and an artist) have started a foundation for young women called “Imagining More.” The organization promotes arts and athletic careers for young women. (Shannon danced — Celtic folk dancing — before turning to sports.) Shannon says that her own upbringing was one in which she was told anything was possible, but after training and traveling to places such as Mexico, she saw that not all girls similarly are encouraged. To learn more, log onto

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