Birthday: 04/22/97 Mile PR: 3:59.38 - 2015
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:34.99 (indoors) - 2023
High School: Grand Blanc HS '15
Hometown: Grand Blanc, MI
College: Stanford '19
Current Residence: Portland, OR
Team: Bowerman Track Club
Grant Fisher, in a thrilling final stretch, finished fourth in the 2022 World Championships 10,000m, running 27:28.14 to miss a bronze medal by .18 seconds in Eugene, OR; this is the highest place by a U.S. man at the event. One week later, Grant placed 6th in the World Championships 5000m (13:11.65); unfortunately, a stumble on the final curve prevented him from competing for a medal.
In August 2022, he finished third in the Monaco Diamond League 3000m, setting a U.S. record of 7:28.48, and later in the month, at the Brussels DL 5000m, he set the U.S. record, clocking 12:46.96 (first American sub-12:50) and finishing second overall.
In June 2022, Grant won the USA 5000m, his first national title, setting a meet record of 13:03.86. In February, at the BU David Hemery Valentine Invitational meet, he set the U.S. indoor record, clocking 12:53.73, and in March, he won The TEN, shattering the U.S. 10,000m record in 26:33.84, 7th fastest all-time.
In 2021, Fisher finished runner-up at the U.S. Olympic Trials 5000 & 10,000 meters in 13:27.01 and 27:54.29, respectively, to earn a spots on Team USA to the Tokyo Olympics. Grant placed 5th in the 10,000m at the Olympic Games, only his third 10,000m race.
Earlier in 2021, at the Sound Running The TEN meet, the Michigan native placed second in the 10,000 meters, clocking 27:11.29 (debut and #5 American all-time), and at the Sound Running Invite, he won the 5000m in 13:02.53, setting another PR.
On July 31, 2020 at the Portland Intrasquad Meet IV, Fisher and his BTC teammates (Evan Jager, Sean McGorty & Lopez Lomong) shattered the American 4 x 1500m relay record of 14:40.80, clocking 14:34.97, a 3:38.74 average per runner.
In June 2017, as a Stanford sophomore, Grant won the NCAA outdoor 5000m title in a tactical 14:35.60, blasting a sub-56 final lap for the win, and in November 2017, Fisher finished 5th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, and in November 2018, he was NCAA Cross Country Championships runner-up. At Stanford, Grant was a 12-time All American.
Fisher was the seventh U.S. prep to run a sub-4 minute Mile with a 3:59.38 clocking at the Nike Festival of Miles on June 4, 2015. He achieved the feat one month after fellow prep athlete Matthew Maton. Although Maton beat him to the punch, Fisher has been called the best high school Miler in years as he has more wins and was younger at 18 years, 44 days when he went sub-4 for the first time.
The Michigan native was also a two-time adidas Dream Mile champion, two-time Foot Locker Cross Country champion, two-time Gatorade Player of the year, two-time national Indoor Mile champion, and represented Team USA at the IAAF Junior Championships in 2014.
FUN FACT: Fisher was a tremendous HS student, earning a 4.05 grade-point average and a 34 on the ACT, just two points away from a perfect score!
FUN FACT II: He was born in Calgary, Canada.