Mile News Tagged Matt Centrowitz

Last One on the Books: The Complete Story Behind Centro’s NY State Record Mile

May 07, 2019

"I loved the competition, loved the travel, and loved wearing the USA uniform. I never wanted this to end."

By George Kochman, MileSplit NY

Last year, something special happened.  Four boys from Northport High School broke the Outdoor 4 x 800m State Record, originally set back in 1966. ...

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Catching Up with Olympic Champion Matthew Centrowitz

February 26, 2018

Get an American record, whether it’s in the Mile, the 1500. And just, even records put aside, just having a positive year...

By Jonathan Gault,

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from 2016 Rio Olympic 1500 meter champion Matthew Centrowitz. After Centrowitz’s injury-plagued 2017...

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Matt Centrowitz Q&A

June 01, 2017

I started out wanting to be a quarter Miler... Then I realized that wasn’t happening so I moved over to the Mile with Jim Ryun and Marty Liquori being the guys I admired.

By Gary Cohen

Matt Centrowitz is a two-time U.S. Olympian in the 1500 meters in 1976 in Montreal, Canada, and in the 5000...

Read More comments Exclusive: Chapter Two of Matt Centrowitz’s New Book “Like Father, Like Son”

February 05, 2017

Centrowitz is pretty darn confident you’ll enjoy his book. Why do we say that? Because he’s letting visitors read a whole chapter for free.


Matt Centrowitz, the two-time Olympian and former American record holder at 5000 who is perhaps best known these days for...

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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...

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At The Navy Mile, District Track Club runners hope they’re starting something big

September 30, 2016

“I want it to be a grassroot program that people feel this is their home and that this is important.” - Matt Centrowitz

By Kelyn Soong, Washington Post

There were no shoe sponsorships or endorsement deals waiting for Sam Penzenstadler as he wrapped up his stellar but under-the-radar...

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Gallagher Linked to Olympic Gold Medalist Centrowitz Jr.

September 15, 2016

“My coach Matt Centrowitz is probably one of the best in the country and is really great at developing athletes, and teaching you not just how to be a better runner, but also what it takes to really learn the sport and understand it."

By RikkiLynn Shields, The Manhattan Quadrangle


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Matthew Centrowitz takes lead, and then gold in Olympic 1500 meters

August 20, 2016

"I came into this championships with a different mind-set. Thought to myself, I’m in great shape. Just run to my capability. It wasn’t a redemption thing for London. It was about being the best I could be on this day.”

By Rick Maese, The Washington Post

RIO DE JANEIRO — It doesn’t matter how...

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Matthew Centrowitz follows his father’s footsteps to a second Olympic team

August 03, 2016

"I kind of embraced that kind of role as a favorite. That’s where everyone wants to be. It’s certainly harder to stay on top of the mountain than to get up there. My personality, I’ve embraced and enjoyed the spotlight."

By Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post

The joke already has hardened into...

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Matthew Centrowitz continues his family legacy with 1500 meter win at U.S. Olympic Trials

July 19, 2016

“Kind of a cool stat was that his first team he made, he finished second, and his second team he won as well. Just another reason for me to follow in his footsteps. Like father like son.”

By Jarrid Denney, Daily Emerald

Coming into the U.S. Olympic Trials 1500 meter final, each of the men in...

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