Matthew Centrowitz

Matthew Centrowitz USA

Matthew Centrowitz is an Olympic Champion, and three-time NYRR Millrose Games Wanamaker mile champion. The University of Oregon alum has also taken the title at the NYRR 5th Avenue Mile, winning the event in 2012 with a time of 3:52.40.

Centrowitz represented Team USA at the 2012 London Olympic Games placing fourth in the 1500 meters, just shy of a medal finish. After a first place finish at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials 1500m, Centrowitz earned his second Olympic berth, and ultimately claimed the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, becoming the first American man to win the Olympic 1500 meters since 1908.

Centrowitz has also won five national titles and has earned bronze (2011), silver (2013), and gold (2016) medals at the IAAF World Championships. He is also a two-time Olympian in the 1500 meters.

Originally from Arnold, Maryland, he is the son of former American 5000-meter record-holder and two-time 1500-meter Olympian Matt Centrowitz. Tattooed across the younger Centrowitz’s chest are the words “Like father like son.”

  • Date of Birth Oct 18, 1989
  • Age 30
  • Gender Male
  • Country USA
  • Residence Portland, OR, USA


Career Highlights

Year Event Time PLACE
2016 Rio Olympic Games 1500m 3:50.00 1st
 2016  IAAF World Indoor Championships 1500m 3:44.22 1st
 2013  IAAF World Championships 1500m 3:36.78 2nd
 2012  London Olympic Games 1500m 3:35.17  4th
 2011  IAAF World Championships 1500m 3:36.08 3rd


Year Event Place Time
2018 2018 Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and USATF 5K Championships 8 0:14:02
2018 2018 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile 16 0:04:01
2016 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile 2 0:03:50
2015 2015 Fifth Avenue Mile 4 0:03:57
2014 2014 Fifth Avenue Mile Professional Men 5 0:03:52
2012 Fifth Avenue Mile Professional Men 15 0:04:19

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