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Matthew Centrowitz Becomes First U.S. Athlete to Win 1500m Since 1908!

Matthew Centrowitz Becomes First U.S. Athlete to Win 1500m Since 1908!

Matthew Centrowitz has become the first U.S. athlete since 1908 to win gold at an Olympic 1500m on Saturday (August 20) at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics!

The 26-year-old track and field athlete finished with a time of 3 minutes, 50.00 seconds.

“My goal was just to get on the podium,” Matthew told NBC. “I didn’t ever dream of actually winning.”

Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria took home the silver medal – crossing the finish line .11 seconds later – and Nick Willis of New Zealand took home the bronze.

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Credit: Patrick Smith; Photos: Getty
Posted to: 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, Matthew Centrowitz, Nick Willis, Taoufik Makhloufi

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