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What Does It Take to Go for the Gold?

November 16, 2016

Nov. 21 Press Club Newsmaker features Olympic 1500 meter gold medal champion Matthew Centrowitz with Olympian father Matt

WASHINGTON – What does it take to win the gold medal? Matthew Centrowitz, who at the Rio Olympic Games this summer became the first U.S. Olympic gold 1500 meter (the “metric Mile”) track winner since 1908, and earlier this year won the World Indoor Championship, and his father, Matt, a two-time Olympian distance runner and cross country & track coach at American University, will be the featured Newsmakers at the National Press Club on Monday, Nov. 21, at 9:30am, in the club’s Fourth Estate Room.

The father and son Olympians will discuss the training leading up to the Olympics, the experience of the Games and strategy in the race itself, and plans now and for the future. In the race on August 20, just three months ago, Centrowitz broke through the pack in the last 150 yards and sprinted to a dramatic win. Matt and Matthew will discuss the impact of “fatherly advice” to the son and how his father’s Olympic experience served as a role model and inspiration. Matthew will discuss his past and current training and races.

The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20045. As with all Newsmaker events, this forum is open to credentialed media and Press Club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

For more information on this event, contact:
Bob Weiner, Newsmaker moderator at (301) 283-0821 or weinerpublic@comcast.net

Tags: rio 2016 (42) , olympics (71) , national press club (1) , matthew centrowitz (114) , matt centrowitz (12)

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