Nathan Brannen

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Nathan Brannen
Nathan Brannen Berlin 2009 (cropped).jpg
Brannen at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin
Personal information
NationalityCanadian
Born (1982-09-08) 8 September 1982 (age 36)
Cambridge, Ontario[1]
ResidenceAvon Lake, Ohio[1]
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight130 lb (59 kg)
Sport
SportTrack
Event(s)1500 metres
College teamMichigan
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 retired middle distance runner from Cambridge, Ontario, who 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]

As an 18-year-old student at Preston High School in his hometown of Cambridge, Ontario, Brannen became only the seventh sub-4 minute high school mile recorder in the history of North America, at the 2001 Aileen Meagher Track Classic in Halifax, Nova Scotia.[6][7] Originally, Brannen intended to join University of Arkansas and their prestigious track program[8] 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.[9] 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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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Nathan Brannen Profile". Athletics Canada. Archived from the original on July 18, 2012. Retrieved July 18, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c All-Athletics. "Profile of Nathan Brannen".
  3. ^ Nate Brannen sets Canadian 1000m record
  4. ^ Official Result to the York University Track Club Twilight Meet #3
  5. ^ SEHS. "Cross Country".
  6. ^ Brannen, Nathan (27 June 2018). "Only 1,497 humans have ever broken the 4-minute mile — and I'm one of them". CBC Sports. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  7. ^ Bigten.org. "Brannen Finds Motivation in Broken Bones and Broken Dreams".
  8. ^ Kellsall, Christopher (May 10, 2012). "Nate Brannen-Interview-A Goal of 3:35.50".
  9. ^ Hossain, Asif (11 July 2016). "Athletics Canada nominates largest squad to Team Canada for Rio". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  10. ^ IAAF Profile for Nathan Brannen

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