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Brief Chat: Andrew Wheating’s Next Moves

May 25, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

EUGENE, Ore. - Andrew Wheating, a 2008 Olympic 800-meter runner while still a University of Oregon undergraduate, will compete at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, probably in the Bowerman Mile on Saturday, June 2 but possibly in the International Mile on Friday June 1. In 2010, the year in which he was NCAA champion in the 800 and 1500,  Wheating ran his personal bests of 1:44.56 for 800 meters and 3:30.90 for 1500. He currently has an Olympic "A" standard in the 1500 but not in the 800. A previous detailed chat with Wheating, including biographical information on his earlier years, is here. Check out his and Russell Brown's very amusing Behind the Stands website.

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