Mile News Tagged Matthew Centrowitz, Jr.

Plenty of Mettle but no Medal for Matthew Centrowitz in 1500

August 08, 2012

Matt Centrowitz shoots for the gold in the 1500 final but misses out on bronze

By Curtis Anderson, The Register-Guard

LONDON — Just like Steve Prefontaine 40 years ago at the 1972 Munich Olympics, former Oregon standout Matthew Centrowitz was going for the win on Tuesday night.

And just...

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USA’s Manzano Comes From Behind to Claim Silver in 1500

August 07, 2012

"My kick has always been there. Ever since I was maybe 12-years-old, I've had this major gift from God. I guess sometimes it's just been kind of overlooked."

By David Leon Moore, USA TODAY

LONDON – The race was run by someone who a day earlier had been kicked out of the Olympics. That alone...

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Battle scars fail to derail Matthew Centrowitz in Olympic 1500 meter semifinal

August 06, 2012

Ex-UO star moves on to 1500 final but Wheating does not

By Curtis Anderson, The Register-Guard

LONDON — Matthew Centrowitz is such an intuitive racer that he never seems to find trouble on the track.

On Sunday, however, during the semifinal heats of the 1500 meters at the London Olympics,...

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Fast Genes

July 30, 2012

An Olympic medal eluded his dad in 1976. Today, Matthew Centrowitz aims to fulfill the family dream.

By John Brant, Runner's World

Several times a week, the most accomplished father-son duo in the history of middle-distance racing engages in a transcontinental telephone call, continuing a...

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Anne Arundel running star to compete at London Games

July 20, 2012

'Centro-nation' signs pop up in Arnold for Matthew Centrowitz


ARNOLD, Md. - A star runner from Anne Arundel County will make his Olympic debut next month -- and his mother can't wait.

Matthew Centrowitz, 22, will be compete in the 1500-m track and field event on Aug. 3 with...

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1500-meter hopeful Centrowitz grew up in the company of Olympians

July 14, 2012

Broadneck grad and son of an Olympian knows the meaning of running on the biggest stage

By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun

Matt Centrowitz Sr. does not recall ever sitting down with his son Matthew Centrowitz to regale him with tales of being an Olympian, or to explain the thrill and...

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The real story behind Matthew Centrowitz’s gutsy bid for the Olympics

July 02, 2012

By Ken Goe, The Oregonian

EUGENE, Ore. -- After Matthew Centrowitz finished second in Sunday's 1,500-meter final in the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field, he was asked about the knee injury he suffered this spring.

Centrowitz brushed it off as a "minor setback."

He wasn't telling the...

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Matthew Centrowitz learns the strategy behind speed

April 13, 2012

By Amy Shipley, The Washington Post

Father and son laugh about it now. The father, in fact, seems to delight in recalling his son’s monumental misjudgment and subsequent collapse in his first Mile as a freshman at Broadneck High. The young Matthew Centrowitz boldly took the lead from the start...

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Runner Leaves College, and Everyone Else, Far Behind in Wanamaker Mile

February 11, 2012

By Ryan Goldberg, New York Times

NEW YORK - At the 105th Millrose Games, which were held at the Armory for the first time on Saturday, Matt Centrowitz showed why he is considered one of the rising stars of American middle-distance runners with an electrifying victory in the Wanamaker Mile.

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Centrowitz follows in father’s footsteps on track

February 02, 2012

By Pat Graham, ESPN / AP Sports

Rising middle-distance runner Matthew Centrowitz is chasing his father's footsteps with a chance for everything to come full circle on Oregon's famed oval track.

It was at Hayward Field, nearly 36 years ago, that Matt Centrowitz -- a brash kid from New York...

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