Centro back in Portland



   Olympic 1500-meter champion

Former Duck and Olympic 1500 gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz has moved back to Portland and is now part of the Bowerman track club and is being coached by Jerry Schumacher. After running for the Ducks . Centrowitz has been coached by Alberto Salazar and was part of Nikes NOP. He left NOP last year to help be a volunteer coach for the Powells who left U of O to coach at Washington.

Centro had moved to Washington, D.C., for the 2018 season close to his dad, before moving to Seattle. His dad also was a top athlete for the Ducks

Centrowitz,  will become one of the few athletes to have trained under both Salazar and Schumacher, two of the most successful coaches in American distance running.


Like his father, Centrowitz ran for the University of Oregon. In 2009, Centrowitz's split of 3.59.53 helped break the NCAA 4 x mile record on May 10 with fellow Oregon teammates, Andrew Wheating (3:59.60), Shadrack Kiptoo-Biwott (4:05.21), and Galen Rupp (3:58.93), shaving a little more than a second off of the old record with a 16:03.24.[11]

In 2011 Centrowitz won the 1500 meters in the Pac-10 and the NCAA Men's Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He'd previously won the 1500 in the Pac-10 three times.

On November 29, 2011, he announced his decision to turn professional, forgoing his participation on the University of Oregon team.[12]



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Matthew Centrowitz Rio 2016.jpg




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