Anthony Famiglietti

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Anthony Famiglietti (nickname: Fam) (born November 8, 1978 in Medford, New York) is an American track and field athlete who competes professionally for Reckless Running. He was formerly sponsored by Adidas. He has competed for the U.S. in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

He has competed in a variety of middle and long distance events, ranging from the 1500 meters/mile to the 10,000 meters. He is also famous for having trained alone in New York City for many years but currently trains in Davidson, North Carolina.

Famiglietti is the subject of the independent documentary Run Reckless, which was released at the Running Movie Festival in Eugene, Oregon, at the Olympic Trials EugeneFest.

Collegiate career[edit]

After graduating from Patchogue-Medford High School on Long Island, New York, Famiglietti attended Appalachian State University and the University of Tennessee, where he graduated in 2000. At Appalachian State, Famiglietti was 1996 Southern Conference Freshman of the year in Cross Country and 1997 Southern Conference XC Runner of the Year runner-up. On the track, he was 1998 Southern Conference Champion in both the steeplechase and the 5000 meters. In 1998, he transferred to Tennessee, where he placed 11th at the SEC Cross Country Championships and 75th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. In 1999, he was 6th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the steeplechase, and 8th in his heat at the U.S. Championships. In 2000, his final year of college, Fam was 2nd at the SEC Championships, 4th at the NCAA Championships, and 7th at the U.S. Olympic Trials, where he ran an 8:25.37.

Achievements[edit]

2009 USA 15 KM ROAD Championship - 1st Place[1]

2008 USA 5 KM ROAD Championships - 1st Place

2008 Beijing Olympic Games - 13th Place (final round), 3000 meter steeplechase

2008 USA Olympic Trials - 1st Place, 3000 meter steeplechase

2007 Adidas Track Classic - 1st Place, 3000 meters

2007 USA 8K Championships - 1st Place, 8 kilometers

2006 USA Outdoor Championships - 4th Place, 10,000 meters

2006 Reebok Grand Prix - 3rd Place, 1 mile

2005 USA Outdoor Championships - 2nd Place, 3000 meter steeplechase

2005 Adidas Track Classic - 1st Place, 3000 meter steeplechase

2004 Athens Olympic Games - 8th Place (opening round), 3000 meter steeplechase

2004 USA Olympic Trials - 2nd Place, 3000 meter steeplechase

2004 Penn Relays - 1st Place, 3000 meter steeplechase

2003 Pan Am Games - 3rd Place, 3000 meter steeplechase

2002 USA Outdoor Championships - 1st Place, 3000 meter steeplechase

2001 World University Games - 1st Place, 3000 meter steeplechase

2001 USA Outdoor Championships - 2nd Place, 3000 meter steeplechase

2001 USA Indoor Championships - 4th Place, 3000 meters

2000 NCAA Outdoor Championships - 4th Place, 3000 meter steeplechase

1999 NCAA Outdoor Championships - 6th Place, 3000 meter steeplechase

Personal bests[edit]

Distance Time Year Place
1500 Meters 3:35.83 2004 Rieti
Mile 3:55.71 2006 New York
3000 Meter Steeplechase 8:17.34 2008 Beijing
5000 Meters 13:11.93 2007 Walnut
10,000 Meters 27:37.74 2006 Stanford

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] WJXT-TV, March. 15, 2009-15K Take To Streets In 15K River Run

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