Thursday, June 20, 2019

Grant Fisher joins Kimbia Athletics


Kimbia Athletics is delighted to announce the signing of Grant Fisher, a 22-year-old graduate of Stanford University, who will embark on a professional career with the Nike Bowerman Track Club.

Fisher has been one of the standout distance runners in the NCAA in recent years, a 12-time All American who became NCAA 5,000m champion in 2017 while still a sophomore.

A native of Grand Blanc, Michigan, he has been touted as a future star ever since his high school days, when he combined soccer with running – achieving great success in both. In 2015 he became the seventh U.S. high school athlete in history to break four minutes for the mile, and since enrolling at Stanford his star has only ascended.

In his freshman year, having just turned 19, he finished sixth in the 5,000m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 13:30.13. He claimed victory the following year  with a devastating kick, then in 2018 he was runner-up at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Verona, Wisconsin.

In 2019 he got even better, lowering his 1500m best to 3:39.60 at the Payton Jordan Invitational and his 5,000m best to 13:29.52. During the indoor season Fisher broke the collegiate record for 3,000m, clocking 7:42.62 to eclipse Galen Rupp’s previous mark. Later in the year, in what was his final race as a collegiate athlete, Fisher came up just short of reclaiming his 5,000m title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Texas, finishing a close runner-up to Morgan McDonald in 14:06.63.

He will now embark on a professional career with the Nike Bowerman Track Club, based in Portland, Oregon, where he will be coached by Jerry Schumacher and train with many of the world’s best middle and long-distance runners.

We at Kimbia Athletics are delighted to welcome Fisher to the team and we look forward to representing him in what we’re confident will be a highly successful professional career.

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One Response to “Grant Fisher joins Kimbia Athletics”

  1. Tony Mifsud says:

    Hello