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Colleen Quigley's first allegiance is to the track, but the camera loves her too

The face of Olympian Colleen Quigley, who recently won her first USATF title, beating teammate Shelby Houlihan in the mile at the Toyota USATF Indoor Championships on Staten Island on February 23, appears on the current issue of Gazelle, an American fashion and beauty magazine. 

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As great as it is to see an athlete on the cover of a fashion and beauty magazine, it’s not really a surprise in this case, considering Quigley has had a modelling career since she was young teenager growing up in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Since graduating from Florida State University in 2015 with a degree in dietetics, Quigley has focused on running, joining the Bowerman Track Club and training for the steeplechase under coach Jerry Schumacher when the only other women in the club were marathoner Shalane Flanagan and 10,000m runner Emily Infeld. 


Now that the indoor season has wrapped, Quigley is focused on the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar in September, with the ultimate goal being to qualify for her second Olympic team in 2020, and hopefully to win a medal in her event, the 3,000m steeplechase.

In the feature interview with Vicki French Bennington, Quigley talks candidly about what it’s like to train with the Bowerman Babes, and how she’s been able to apply lessons learned through modelling to her athletic career.