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Olympian Then and Now: Gabe Jennings

June 20, 2012

By Matt McCue, Runner's World

In 2000, Gabe Jennings, then a junior at Stanford, won the 1500 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials in 3:35.90 to qualify for the Olympic team. At the Olympics, he placed 9th in his semi-final. He was never able to make another Olympic team owing to lingering injuries and a nomadic lifestyle that took him to Africa to train as well as on a bike trip from California to Brazil. In 2009, Jennings semi-retired from professional running and entered law school at the University of Oregon, from which he graduated in May.

This is the last of our interviews with former U.S. Olympians before the Olympic Track Trials. Read our earlier chats with Bob Kennedy, Suzy Favor Hamilton, Tim Broe, Anne Marie Letko and Steve Holman.

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