Grant Fisher

Birthday: 04/22/97 Mile PR: 3:59.38 - 2015
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:34.90 - 2024
High School: Grand Blanc HS '15
Hometown: Grand Blanc, MI
College: Stanford '19
Current Residence: Portland, OR

Grant Fisher was runner-up in the 2024 Millrose Games 2 Mile, setting an American record of 8:03.62; Josh Kerr of Great Britain won the race in a world record time of 8:00.67. In March, he won The TEN 10,000m in 26:52.0 to achieve the Olympic standard, and in June, won the U.S. Olympic Trials 10,000m (27:49.47)  and 5000m (13:08.85, meet record) to earn a Team USA berth to Paris.

At the 2023 Prefontaine Classic, Fisher also set the U.S. 3000m record, breaking the beam in 7:25.47 and placing third overall.

In a thrilling final stretch, he 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, Grant 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, he 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.



Racing to Win

October 26, 2018

Stanford senior & high school sub-4 Miler Grant Fisher has learned a lot on The Farm

By David Kiefer, Stanford Sports

STANFORD, Calif. – As the sun begins to warm the Palo Alto Baylands, the egrets stretch their wings while the crunch of footsteps disturbs the silence, but does not faze the...

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Four Minutes to Fame: Maton, Fisher and Hunter

February 26, 2016

The latest HSer sub-4 does credit Maton and Fisher for lighting a fire: “It was really inspiring. After I saw that, I thought ‘OK. I’ve got one goal for next year and hopefully I can join the club.'”

By Parker West, Dyestat

In the span of 10 months, the number of all-time sub-4 high school...

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Grand Blanc’s Fisher is prep person of year — by a Mile

June 30, 2015

Fisher was an easy choice for the annual award given to someone connected to the world of high school athletics. Not just because of athletics, he is also a tremendous student.

By Mick McCabe, Detroit Free Press

We have seen unforgettable high school performances before ...

Keith Appling...

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Grant Fisher: Capping off a Stellar High School Career

June 18, 2015

“I never thought any of this would have been possible for me...To have things go well this quickly is mind boggling.”

By Marc Bloom, Running Times

Athlete: Grant Fisher

Year: Senior
School: Grand Blanc High School
Location: Grand Blanc, MI
Mile PR: 3:59.38
2-Mile PR: 8:51.28


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Fisher, Aragon Win HS adidas Dream Mile Crowns in NYC

June 13, 2015

Records set by Aragon (4:37.91, meet and Montana state) and Ryen Frazier (4:38.59, North Carolina state)

By Jim Gerweck, Mile wire

NEW YORK – Ten days ago, teenager Grant Fisher would have been ecstatic to run a 4:01 Mile.

Then came the Nike Festival of Miles in St. Louis, where the...

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Sub-4 Miler Grant Fisher headlines adidas Boys’ Dream Mile

June 09, 2015

Villareal, Brannigan among top HS rivals set for adidas Grand Prix in NYC on Saturday, June 13

From adidas Grand Prix

Grant Fisher, who last week ran 3:59.38 to become just the seventh high school athlete in U.S. history to run a sub-4-minute Mile, will headline the adidas Boys’ Dream Mile at...

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Grand Blanc’s Fisher makes history with sub-4 minute Mile

June 05, 2015

7th U.S. high school boy to join select club, ties as 3rd fastest HS Miler: "I don't really know what just happened..."

By Jeff Hollobaugh, Special to the Detroit Free Press

ST. LOUIS -- Running under the lights on a balmy Thursday evening more than 500 miles from his hometown of Grand Blanc,...

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Grant Fisher Eyes Sub-4 at Nike Festival of Miles

June 01, 2015

In St. Louis on Thursday, June 4, Michigan high schooler could make history as 7th U.S. HS sub-4 Miler as he races against professionals including defending champion Jordan McNamara

From Festival of Miles Foundation

ST. LOUIS - The Festival of Miles Foundation has announced a late addition to...

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Grant Fisher Repeats as New Balance National Mile Champ

March 18, 2015

Grand Blanc senior stumbles last 50 meters clocking a 4:03.54, showing a glimpse of potential sub-4 in future. 

By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly

For roughly 1550 meters of the boys’ championship Mile at New Balance Indoor Nationals here today, Michigan’s Grant Fisher looked unstoppable....

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Grant Fisher Keeps Winning the Big Ones

June 18, 2014

The junior at Grand Blanc High School mixes soccer and track and performs when it counts.

By Marc Bloom, Running Times

YEAR: Junior
SCHOOL: Grand Blanc High School
LOCATION: Grand Blanc, MI
Mile PR: 4:02.02
3200m PR: 8:55.75

With his 4:02.02 victory last Saturday in the adidas Grand...

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