Matthew Hughes (athlete)

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Matthew Hughes
Hughes at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Nationality Canadian
Born (1989-08-03) August 3, 1989 (age 29)
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 134 lb (61 kg)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Steeplechase, 5000 m
Club Bowerman Track Club[1]
Coached by Jerry Schumacher[1]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 3000 mS – 8:11.64 (NR, 2013)
5000 m – 13:19.56 (2015)[2]

Matthew Hughes (born August 3, 1989) is a Canadian middle- and long-distance runner. He is the current Canadian record holder for men in the steeplechase, a record which he set at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics.[3]

Hughes is a member of the Bowerman Track Club, a Nike sponsored training group based out of Portland, Oregon coached by Jerry Schumacher.[4]

Hughes competed in the NCAA for the University of Louisville where he was a two-time NCAA champion in the 3000 m steeplechase.[5] He has a degree in sport sciences from that university.[1]

In July 2016, he was named to Canada's Olympic team.[6] He placed tenth in the 3000 m steeplechase at the 2016 Olympics.


  1. ^ a b c Matthew Hughes.
  2. ^ Matthew Hughes at IAAF
  3. ^ "Canadian high jumper Derek Drouin wins bronze at worlds". CBC Sports. August 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "Canadian 3,000m steeplechase record holder signs with Bowerman Track Club – Canadian Running Magazine". Canadian Running Magazine. November 12, 2015. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  5. ^ "5 Minutes with Matt Hughes". Runner's World. May 5, 2011. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  6. ^ Hossain, Asif (July 11, 2016). "Athletics Canada nominates largest squad to Team Canada for Rio". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved July 11, 2016.