Matthew Tegenkamp

Track and Field

  • 2008
  • 2012
Name: Matt Tegenkamp
Sport: Track & Field
Discipline: Distance
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 145
Current Residence:
Portland, Ore.
College: Wisconsin ‘05

Olympic Experience:
  • 2012 Olympic Games, 19th in the 10,000m
  • 2008 Olympic Games, 13th in 5,000m
Career Highlights:
  • Two-time USA Indoor 3,000m champion
  • 2009 USA Outdoor 5,000m champion
  • Fourth at 2007 World Outdoor 5,000m
  • 5th at 2001 World Cross Country Championships
  • 2001 USA Junior Cross Country champion

Fun Facts: The American record holder in the two-mile, Tegenkamp joined Bob Kennedy, Bernard Lagat, Galen Rupp and Dathan Ritzenhein as the only Americans ever to break 13-minutes in the 5,000m ... Tegenkamp graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2005 where he struggled with a series of injuries throughout his collegiate career

Learn more: 
USA Track & Field


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