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Andrew Wheating is a Tall Gentleman

July 29, 2015

Pan Am Games 1500m gold medalist and sub-3:52 Miler stands head and shoulders above most of his rivals.

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The world must feel like a very small place to middle distance ace Andrew Wheating. The 6ft 6ins (1.98m) American, who this weekend won 1500m gold at the Pan Am Games, stands head and shoulders above most of his rivals. SPIKES gets to grips with this particularly tall tale.

Andrew Wheating is very, very tall. Maybe not by shot putter or high jumper standards, but in middle distance circles he is positively Brobdingnagian in a land of Lilliputians (a reference for all the Gulliver's Travels fans out there).

There are other tall middle distance figures: world record holding Olympic 800m champ David Rudisha and world 1500m gold medalist Asbel Kiprop both clock in around the 1.90m mark; four-time 1500m Australian national champ Jeff Riseley stands at an imposing 1.92m.

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