Matthew Centrowitz’s silver medal at worlds all a blur to D.C. dad

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Kiprop won in 3 minutes, 36.28 seconds, and Centrowitz was next, half a second behind in 3:36.78. Johan Cronje of South Africa ended up with bronze, only five hundredths of a second back. Chepseba, who led for most of the race, finished out of the medals, a further four hundredths of a second behind Centrowitz.

The elder Centrowitz, a longtime track and cross-country coach at American University in Washington, missed all the drama of the final seconds. But, in the Internet age, it didn’t take him long to find out what happened.

“Oh man, I’m really proud,” he said. “It’s the highlight of his life. A silver medal in worlds? Just incredible.”


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