Nathan Brannen

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Nathan Brannen
Nathan Brannen Berlin 2009 (cropped).jpg
Brannen at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin
Personal information
Nationality Canadian
Born (1982-09-08) 8 September 1982 (age 34)
Cambridge, Ontario[1]
Residence Avon Lake, Ohio[1]
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 130 lb (59 kg)
Sport Track
Event(s) 1500 metres
College team Michigan
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 800 meters: 1:46.00[2]
1500 meters: 3:34.22[2]
Mile: 3:52.63[2]

Nathan ("Nate") Brannen (born 8 September 1982) is a Canadian middle distance runner from Cambridge, Ontario, who has competed at three Olympics. Brannen is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

He is affiliated with the Phoenix Athletics Association of Ontario.[1]

Brannen currently holds 4 Canadian track and field records; in the indoor and outdoor 1000 metres (2:16.86 indoor, 2:16.52 outdoor), 2000 metres (4:59.56), and the indoor one mile (3:54.32).[3][4]

Brannen is currently the Cross Country head coach at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio.[5]

Running career[edit]

Having been enrolled in high school in his hometown of Cambridge, Ontario, Brannen was only the seventh sub-4 minute high school mile recorder in the history of North America.[6] Originally, Brannen intended to join University of Arkansas and their prestigious track program[7] but ended up being recruited by University of Michigan, in the same recruiting class as Alan Webb.

In July 2016, he was named to Canada's Olympic team.[8] He finished 10th in the finals of the 1,500m in Rio.

Personal bests[edit]

Event Best Location Date
800 metres 1:46.00 Baton Rouge, LA, United States 31 May 2002
1000 metres 2:16.52 Linz, Austria 20 August 2012
1500 metres 3:34.22 Hengelo, Netherlands 27 May 2012
Mile 3:52.63 Eugene, OR, United States 7 June 2009
2000 metres 4:59.56 Toronto, ON, Canada 11 July 2013
3000 metres 7:48.98 London, England 27 July 2013
5000 metres 13:43.19 Palo Alto, CA, United States 31 March 2007


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