Monday, July 30, 2012

2012 Olympian: Matt Tegenkamp

Missouri-born Matt Tegenkamp, 30, has shown the ability to be a contender in global finals, time and again. He is just the fourth American to dip under 13:00 for 5000m and currently holds the National Record at 2-miles, as the fifth-fastest performer of all-time. Internationally, he grabbed bronze at the World Cup in 2006 (5000m) and the World Athletics Final in 2008 (3000m). And, at the highest level, he was oh-so-close in Osaka, missing third place at the 2007 World Championships by just three-hundredths of a second. He goes to London in the 10,000m after getting his feet wet in the event in Daegu, last summer.

Men’s 10,000m – FINAL = Saturday, August 4th, 16:15 EST

Personal Best = 27:28.22 (Stanford, 2011)
Season Best = 27:33.94 (US Championships)

Rank Among Olympic Entrants = 17th (season best), 13th (lifetime best)

Previous Global Championships
Daegu, 2011 = 10th, 10.000m
Berlin, 2009 = 8th, 5000m
Beijing, 2008 = 13th, 5000m
Osaka, 2007 = 4th, 5000m

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