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Team USA Distance Runners Add Four Medals at Worlds

March 21, 2016

Centrowitz wins first international 1500m gold, Hill & Rowbury earn 3000m silver & bronze in front of sellout crowd in Portland.

By Ben DeJarnette, Runner's World

The American distance crew capped its impressive weekend with four more medals at the IAAF World Indoor Championships on Sunday, led by Matthew Centrowitz’s gold in the 1500 meters and silver medal finishes by Ajee’ Wilson in the 800 and Ryan Hill in the 3000 meters.

Shannon Rowbury added a bronze in the women’s 3000 meters to bring Team USA’s medal haul to six in the middle-distance and distance races.

Hill set the early tone for the Americans with a dramatic finishing kick that propelled him from fourth to second on the final lap of the 3000 meter final. The crowd erupted as Hill inched closer to the eventual winner, Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopia, coming down the home straightaway. The near miss—by only 0.18 seconds—left the 26-year-old American wanting even more than silver.

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Tags: world indoor championships (9) , shannon rowbury (61) , ryan hill (6) , matthew centrowitz (132) , brenda martinez (43)

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