Andrew Wheating

Birthday: 11/11/87 Mile PR: 3:51.74 - 2010
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:30.90 - 2010
High School: Kimball Union Academy
Hometown: Norwich, VT
College: University of Oregon '10
Current Residence: Eugene, OR

Andrew Wheating won the 2015 Pan Am Games 1500 meter gold medal in Toronto, and in 2012, he finished third in the 1500 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials to earn a berth on the London Olympic Games team. Wheating was also a 2008 Olympian at 800 meters. At the University of Oregon, he was an 8-time NCAA All-American, winning three individual national titles in the 800 meters and 1500 meters.

Andrew retired as a professional runner in January 2018.

FUN FACT: At 6 feet, 6 inches, Wheating is one of the tallest world class Mile athletes ever.



Andrew Wheating goes solo, leaves OTC Elite

February 10, 2017

“It’s nothing against the guys on the team and it’s nothing against Oregon Track Club, I just needed a bit of breathing room.”

By Chris Hansen, The Register-Guard

For seven years, Andrew Wheating was one of the more predominant and popular members of the Nike sponsored Oregon Track Club Elite...

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The Oregon Track Club presents inaugural Sub-4 Reunion

April 28, 2016

​Celebrating the men who broke 4 minutes in the Mile and ran for legendary coach Bill Bowerman from 1956-70

From Oregon Track Club

Ten runners from the University of Oregon: Jim Bailey, Jim Grelle, Dyrol Burleson, Keith Forman, Archie San Romani, Wade Bell, Dave Wilborn, Arne Kvalheim, Roscoe...

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Andrew Wheating is a Tall Gentleman

July 29, 2015

Pan Am Games 1500m gold medalist and sub-3:52 Miler stands head and shoulders above most of his rivals.

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The world must feel like a very small place to middle distance ace Andrew Wheating. The 6ft 6ins (1.98m) American, who this weekend won 1500m gold at the Pan Am...

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Wheating wins 1500m gold medal at Pan Am Games for USA

July 27, 2015

Two-time Olympian clocks 3:41.41 to win first medal on international stage; contributes to U.S. overall victory of 265 medals to Canada's 217.

By Kenny Jacoby, Daily Emerald

Former Oregon track & field star Andrew Wheating won gold in the men’s 1500 at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

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Andrew Wheating: No asterisk needed this time around

May 11, 2015

“I was trying to be this goofy, 20-year-old kid from 2008, but that’s not who I am anymore. Everyone has to grow up. I’m still a child at heart, but I’m an adult now. I have to adjust to a different form of running.”

By Austin  Meek, The Register-Guard

Maybe it’s a sign of how things have...

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Beats, Rhymes and Spikes with Andrew Wheating

April 11, 2015

Ever gone out for a casual run and listened to something you've regretted? You're not alone. Sub-3:52 Miler and two-time Olympian Andrew Wheating gives us his guide of what NOT to listen to while running.

By Spikes powered by IAAF

1. Stand Up Comedy
“I love listening to stand up comedy and...

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Eight with the Elites: Andrew Wheating

January 22, 2015

When it comes to racing, my philosophy has been the same since I was eight years old: win the race.

By Mike Takeuchi,

Beginning with this edition, Endorphin Release will periodically run pieces that ask elite athletes eight questions about their craft. The significance of...

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Wheating hopes win at Portland Track Festival begins a return to form

June 17, 2014

"I was very naïve four years ago. I didn't know what I was doing. Now it's like I know what I'm capable of, I know what I can do and I want to show everybody."

By Aaron Kasinitz, The Oregonian

As Andrew Wheating crossed the finish line on the track at Lewis and Clark College on Sunday night,...

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Is Something Wrong with U.S. Milers?

June 19, 2013

A perfect storm of factors leads to a lack of fast 1500 meter times in 2013 for U.S. men

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

As runners line up for the first round of the men’s 1500 meters on Thursday at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, none of them will have the "A"...

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Wheating Returns to Vermont for Some R&R

August 23, 2012

By Alex Abrami, Burlington Free Press

Back in Vermont for a brief vacation, two-time Olympian and Vermont native Andrew Wheating is unwinding at his parents’ lake house in Chittenden County.

There’s no dishwasher or internet access. Just seclusion — a perfect setting for Wheating to enjoy the...

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Olympic men’s 1500 meters: Matthew Centrowitz advances, Andrew Wheating eliminated

August 05, 2012

By Oregonian Sports

Former University of Oregon runners Matthew Centrowitz and Andrew Wheating met different fates on Sunday in the men's 1500 meter semifinals at the London Olympics.

Centrowitz, who trains with Alberto Salazar's Nike Oregon Project, summoned a surge on the final lap and...

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Wheating’s second shot

August 02, 2012

Vermonter gets another crack at Olympic dreams

By David Woods, USA Today

LONDON — Andrew Wheating says he’s not the wide-eyed, autograph-seeking tourist he was at his first Olympics four years ago. Neither is he the fearsome Miler who ran the world’s fourth-fastest 1500 meters two years ago.

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Wheating on comeback trail

June 20, 2012

By Gary Horowitz, Statesman Journal

EUGENE, Ore. - Nearly three weeks removed from what he referred to as “rock bottom,” middle distance runner Andrew Wheating has turned his attention to the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials.

But will the former three-time NCAA outdoor champion at Oregon...

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Andrew Wheating is chasing an Olympic berth

June 17, 2012

Sixth in an occasional series profiling U.S. Olympic hopefuls training for the Summer Games in London.

By Shira Springer, The Boston Globe

EUGENE, Ore. - The Friday morning quiet of Hayward Field is pierced by buzzing mowers and chatting groundskeepers. As they groom the U.S. track mecca, ...

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Sweep in 1,500 meters could mean bye-bye to beard for Vin Lananna

June 20, 2012

Olympics are on the line but there could be extra for Lananna’s runners

By Curtis Anderson, The Register Guard

Two months ago, at a “TrackTown Tuesday” function in Springfield, Oregon coach Vin Lananna was fielding questions about the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials which begin their...

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Andrew Wheating’s unlikely journey: From obscurity to Oregon to Olympics

June 12, 2012

By Jeffrey Martin, The Oregonian

WEST LEBANON, N.H. -- In a couple of weeks, Andrew Wheating will compete in the Olympic Trials in Eugene, attempting to make the U.S. team for the second time, running either the 800 or the 1500 with an eye on London, hoping to medal.

Dave Faucher will be...

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Off to a Blazing Start

September 20, 2010

Less than six years after taking up distance running, Andrew Wheating has emerged as the next great American Miler

By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated

He ran not for crypto-religious reasons, but to win races, to cover ground fast. —John L. Parker Jr., Once a Runner

Most gifted young runners...

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