Garrett Heath

Birthday: 11/03/85 Mile PR: 3:51.0 (road) - 2014
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:34.12 - 2013
High School: Winona HS '04
Hometown: Winona, MN
College: Stanford University '09
Current Residence: Seattle, WA

Team: Brooks Beasts TC

Garrett Heath moved up to the 5000 and 10,000 meters, and currently competes in trail races. He ran 2:49:48 at the 2023 New York City Marathon, his debut.

In September 2022, he won the USATF Half-Marathon Trail Championships in 1:13:44.

Under rainy conditions, Heath won his second USA 1 Mile Road title (4:09) at the 2015 Medtronic TC 1 Mile. In 2014, he finished second at the Ron Warhhurst Mile, posting a swift 3:53.61, and in September, Garrett was just edged by Jordan McNamara at the NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile, both timed in 3:51.0 (personal bests).

In 2013, he won the USA 1 Mile Road title at the Grand Blue Mile in Des Moines, clocking 4:02.79 for his first USA crown as well as the Great North CityGames road Mile in 4:01.56, an event record. Heath competed in the 1500m at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Doha. At Stanford University, he was an 8-time NCAA All-American.

FUN FACT: Younger brother, Elliott, also has recorded a sub-4 minute Mile (3:57.91), and to-date, 20 sets of brothers have gone sub-4 (the Heaths are 8th fastest with a 3:54.7 average).

FUN FACT II: Garrett is also a proficient cross country runner: 2015 USATF National Club Cross Country champion and three-time Great Edinburgh XCountry International Challenge champion, 2014-15 (4K) and 2016 (8K).

FUN FACT III: Heath was a two-time Minnesota HS cross country ski champion too!



Q&A with Garrett Heath

November 03, 2019

Running can be such a social sport and the biggest motivators for getting out the door can be knowing that someone else is counting on you to do it with them.

By Phil Patterson, Jr.,

Garrett Heath grew up in Winona, a small town of about 30,000 people in southeastern...

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Top Fields Set for 2018 USATF 1 Mile Road Championships at Grand Blue Mile

April 12, 2018

Katie Mackey to defend women’s national title; $25,000 guaranteed national championship purse with $5000 for each national champion; also the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix #Tour2018 season opener

From Grand Blue Mile

DES MOINES, Iowa - Grand Blue Mile race officials have announced the fields...

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Defending Champions Kampf, Heath Return for Medtronic TC 1 Mile

April 08, 2016

New Minneapolis riverfront course to host USATF Championship; $25,000 prize purse with $5000 for the national road champion; second stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2016

From Twin Cities In Motion

Hometown star Heather Kampf and Winona native Garrett Heath will return to...

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Garrett Heath: Size Matters

January 22, 2016

The two-time USA Mile road champion has a striking physique, tall with a wide upper body frame – the exact opposite of most middle distance runners.

From SPIKES powered by IAAF

Steve Cram described Garrett Heath as a ‘surprise winner’ when he beat Mo Farah to first at the Great Edinburgh XC...

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Minnesotans Heath, Kampf Sweep USATF Championships at Medtronic TC 1 Mile

May 14, 2015

Rainy conditions at Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2015 second stop; $25,000 prize money awarded

From Twin Cities In Motion

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota natives Garrett Heath and Heather Kampf won the 10th running of the Medtronic TC 1 Mile earning USATF 1 Mile Road titles on a rain-soaked...

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Life on the run is rewarding job for Garrett Heath

May 14, 2015

The Winona native has remained physically and financially healthy as a professional runner.

By Master Tesfatsion, Star Tribune

Garrett Heath’s life is anchored on insecurity. For the past five years, the Winona native has made a living as a professional runner, traveling across the country...

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Minnesotans Are Favorites for Thursday’s Medtronic TC 1 Mile

May 11, 2015

USATF 1 Mile Road Championships and second Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2015 stop draws top pro field vying for $25,000 purse and $10,000 event record bonuses

From Twin Cities In Motion

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A pair of Minnesotans are the favorites to win the USATF 1 Mile Road titles at the...

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Two Minnesota Stars Added to Medtronic TC 1 Mile Field

April 29, 2015

Former Gopher Grunewald, Winona native Heath to face top field; $25,000 prize purse plus $10,000 event record bonuses; second BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2015 stop in Minneapolis on Thursday, May 14

From Twin Cities In Motion

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Former University of Minnesota star Gabriele Grunewald...

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Willis sets state Mile record at Michigan Track Classic

August 11, 2014

"I was exhausted … but I was in the lead in front of my home crowd and I couldn't relinquish it.”

By Justin P. Hicks,

SALINE, Mich. – Not only was the record for the fastest Mile run in Michigan broken on Sunday, it was topped three times.

Nick Willis led the 13 male racers across...

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Heath to Defend USA 1 Mile Road Title

April 21, 2014

Top fields expected at Grand Blue Mile in Des Moines on Tuesday evening; $25,000 purse with $5000 for each national champion

By Scott Bush,

Many of the top middle distance runners in the United States are set to go head-to-head this Tuesday evening at the USA 1 Mile Road...

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A Talk with Garrett Heath

January 26, 2014

"Overall though, it seems to be a lot easier to get a community or city into a road Mile, which makes the atmosphere for racing in them especially great."

By Down the Backstretch

"Yeah, it's been a fun but crazy week up in Seattle with Brooks meeting the team, working with marketing, and...

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Heath Rides Confidence into New Balance Games Mile

January 24, 2014

Brooks Beasts TC athlete, who won recent top cross country race, "ready to go this weekend".

By Doug Binder for

Garrett Heath was seated next to a group of elite high school boys for breakfast on the morning of the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country race on Jan. 11.

"It must...

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Garrett Heath, Erica Moore Join Brooks Beasts TC

January 23, 2014

2013 USA Road Mile champion Heath, 2012 World Indoor 800m bronze medalist Moore add more depth and talent to Beasts

From Brooks Running

SEATTLE – These two standout middle-distance runners - Garrett Heath and Erica Moore – complete the Brooks Beasts TC team and help position it for success...

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Catching Up with Garrett Heath

October 15, 2013

"I think road Miles are a good way to involve communities more in what we're doing and generally build interest in running."

By Scott Bush,

If road Miles were an Olympic event, Garrett Heath might have an Olympic medal. We're kidding...kind of. 2013 was the year of road miling...

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Simpson, Willis Win NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile

September 22, 2013

At 33rd edition, 16 men go sub-4 minutes and 12 women sub-4:30; more than 5,100 finishers race down famed thoroughfare

By Barbara Huebner, Marathon News Service

NEW YORK – For Nick Willis, it was a season marred by injury; for Jenny Simpson, it was another year on the medal stand and a...

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Running on Air

June 16, 2013

By John Casper Jr., Winona Daily News

As his training partners moved away from the San Francisco bay area and his brother went to the Pacific Northwest, Garrett Heath knew where he wanted to go.

The Rocky Mountains.

The former Winona Senior High School state champion and Stanford...

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Four Olympians Added to Medtronic TC 1 Mile on May 9 in Minneapolis

April 25, 2013

Open champions could earn $15,000 with a victory and a course record; 3,000 to race down Nicollet Mall at 9th edition; inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013 event - 5th stop

ST. PAUL, Minn. – (April 25, 2013) – Four Olympians will add international spice and proven talent to the professional...

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