Centrowitz goes into great detail about his own running career, his coaching at American University and his Olympic champion son.
He promised he'd get a tatoo if Matthew gold in Rio. He's chosen "Christ the Redeemer." Speaking of ink, have you bought Matt's book yet? We highly recommend it. Buy it now as the first LetsRun.com Virtual Book Club meeting is in two weeks.
*LRC Legendary Athlete, Father and Coach Matt Centrowitz Just Published An Autobiography – We Suggest You Read It
Centro says he runs 105-miles a week, part of the reason he chose the University of Oregon was he didn't see a lot of drinking, weights 135-pounds and has a resting heart rate between 45 and 50.
Centro talks about his athletic start in soccer, wanting to "enjoy the moment" now that he's Olympic champ and shares a 6 x 400 workout where he averaged 51.3.
*MB: Centro Says He is Running 105 miles per Week
When the paralympic 1500 was won faster than Matt Centrowitz's gold medal time, many media outlets had headlines implying that their performance was better than Centro's tactical win.
Algeria's Abdellatif Baka won in 3:48.29 and the headline points out that even the 4th place finisher was faster than Centro's winning time in Rio. If this author understands time having no significance in tactical races, he isn't letting on and it's the casual non-runners who will be left confused by the headline.
*The Telegraph article
*MB: Blind paralympic athletes run faster than Centro
Bill Wagner writes, "When you've been covering an athlete for long period of time and know how badly that individual wants to achieve a goal, it's hard to not become emotionally invested."
A not surprising stat os all the distance medalists except Clayton Muprphy and 17 of the distance finalists live or train at altitude.
Centro talks about "his career, Jordans, missing ipods, candy, his car and more".
Centrowitz gives an entertaining interview as he talks about his son, the Trials, drugs and more.
Centro Sr. spoke out about the Jama Aden drug bust and the thought that his son should possibly be an Olympic medalist. “It was devastating to us, the realization that, almost 100 percent sure, someone cheated ahead of him. His coach just got busted. Just the realization kind of made him grow up, that there are legitimate cheaters here.”
Centro says he's looking for redemption in Rio after just missing a medal in 2012.
Centro says his most overused word is the "F-bomb" and Eaton thinks Will Smith would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
Olympians won't get TVs, but they did get air conditioning and good training facilities.
*MB: Centro will only be allocated 42 condoms in Olympic Village
Fields will include Matt Centrowitz, Robby Andrews, Ben Blankenship, Emma Coburn and Kate Grace.
Centro is entered in the 800 and 1500, Rupp in the 500. *Meet Info