Event: middle distance
PRs: 3000m 7:39.23iAR (2002); 3000m steeple 8:14.82 (2001); 5,000m 13:11.77 (2005)
Born: 1977 in Peoria, Ill.
Current Residence: Ann Arbor, Mich.
High School: East Peoria Community HS '95
College: Alabama '99
Coach: Ron Warhurst
Agent: Mark Wetmor
Career Highlights: 3-time USA Outdoor 5,000m champion (03-05); 11th at 2004 Olympic Games 5,000m; American 3000m indoor record holder; 2-time US Indoor 3,000 champ (01, 02); 3-time U.S. XC 4 km champ (01, 02, 05); 2000 NCAA steeple champ
2006 was a disappointment for Broe, who was forced to sit out the entire season due to foot surgery. He is expected to return to competition in the Spring of 2007. Broe enjoyed a strong season in 2005 that featured his third consecutive U.S. 5,000m outdoor title, a win in the 4 km race at the USA Cross Country Championships and a new 5,000m personal best of 13:11.77. His 13:12.76 victory at the USA Outdoors was a Championships recore. Formerly one of America’s finest steeplechasers, Broe won his first U.S. 5,000m track title in 2003, but a broken foot bone sidelined him for the rest of the track season…came back to win the 2004 Olympic Trials… set the American 3000m indoor record on January 27, 2002 of 7:39.23 at adidas Boston Indoor Games, breaking previous AR of 7:39.94 by Steve Scott in 1981…He followed up with an amazing single-day double at USA Indoors, winning the 3,000 (7:50.09) and then placing third in the mile breaking the four-minute barrier in 3:58.81. Broe has won the USA 4 km cross country national title on three occasions (’01, ’02, ’05), with his most recent triumph being a 2-second victory over Adam Goucher in Vancouver, Wash., in 2005. Broe was the Illinois state cross country champion in 1993 and 1994. In 1994, he also won the state 3,200m championship, and placed tenth at the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships. Broke his foot the first time he attempted the 3000m steeplechase as a frosh at Alabama and had to sit out the remainder of the season. Undefeated in collegiate steeple competition in 2000...a human performance major while at Alabama…in spring of 2001 relocated to Michigan to train with Ron Warhurst: Broe’s 8:18.86 in the steeplechase at Gresham on May 18 was the fastest time by an American in 2002.
2006: Foot surgery – did not compete.
2005: 1st in 5,000m at USA Outdoors (13:12.76MR), 13th in opening round at World Outdoor Champs (13:51.17)... 3rd in 3000m at Reebok Grand Prix (7:41.07), 3rd in 3000m at adidas Track Classic (7:40.28), USA 4 km XC champ (11:37), 3rd at USA XC 12 km (37:27)...6th at Oslo (13:11.77)...ranked #3 at 3,000m, #2 at 5,000m in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 7:40.28 & 13:11.77
2004: 1st at Olympic Trials (13:27.36), 11th at Olympic Games (13:33.06), 7th at London (13:18.61PR), ranked #1 in U.S. at 5,000m by T&FN, best of 13:18.61.
2003: 1st at USA Outdoor 5000m (13:35.23), 3rd at Gresham 3000m (7:46.57 U.S. Leader)...ranked #3 at 5000m, #1 at 3000m in U.S. by T&FN, bests of 7:46.57 & 13:35.23.
2002: Set AR in indoor 3000m 1/27 in Boston (7:39.23), USA Indoor 3000m champ (7:50.09), 3rd in mile at USA indoors (3:58.81), 3rd at USA Outdoors steeple (8:23.61), USA 4K Cross Country Champ (11:26), 3rd at Gresham in 3K km steeple (8:18.86AL), 10th at Paris (8:22.00), ranked #2 at steeple, #1 at 3000m in U.S. by T&FN, bests of 7:39.23 & 8:18.86.
2001: USA Indoor 3000 champ (7:52.22), U.S. 4K Cross Country Champ18th in 4K at World Cross Country Champs, 7th in opening round 3000m at World Indoors (8:09.37), 3rd at USA Outdoor steeplechase (8:24.66) after hitting final barrier and falling 5th at 2001 Goodwill Games (8:20.75), 4th at adidas Oregon Track Classic (8:26.56), ran 8:14.82 in Rome (5th fastest U.S. performer all-time), ranked #1 at steeplechase & #2 at 3000m in U.S. by T&FN, bests of 8:14.82 & 13:24.13.
2000: 4th in Olympic Trials 3000m steeple (8:21.50PR)...NCAA steeple champ (8:39.03)...ran PR 13.43 5K at Mt. SAC...ranked 4th in U.S. by T&FN...best of 8:21.50.
1999: Southeastern Conference 5000m champ...3rd at NCAA Outdoors in 5000m...2nd in SEC steeple...bests of 13:48.30 & 8:42.69.
1998: 2nd at SEC Championships and 7th at NCAAs in steeple...3rd at SEC in 5000m...bests of 8:45.00 & 14:17.74.
1997: 4th in 3000 at NCAA Indoor (7:59.52)...2nd in 5000m at SEC Championships...bests of 9:09.77 & 14:08.12.