About Nike Arrow Next Matthew Centrowitz Jr.

About Nike Arrow Next Matthew Centrowitz Jr.

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Matthew Centrowitz Jr.

United States of America

Fast Facts

  • Birthplace:

    Beltsville, USA

  • Birthdate:

    October 18, 1989

  • Event:

    Middle-distance and long-distance

  • Personal Best:

    1500 meters: 3:30.40

  • On-Track Shoe:

    Nike Zoom Victory

  • Residence:

    Portland, USA

Transformative Moment

Winning silver in the 1500 meters at the 2013 IAAF World Championships.

Matthew Says

My nickname is...


My pre-competition music is...

about ten pump-up songs that I listen to before the meet.

I’m inspired by...

my dad, a two-time Olympian. He’s a huge influence in my life.

On my day off...

I play video games with other Nike Oregon Project athletes.

My personal mantra is...

I like to make every moment, every day count.

My favorite meal is...


I collect...

sneakers: Air Jordans, LeBrons, KDs and Kobes.

I want my legacy to be...

that I broke an American record. I’d like to leave a mark for future generations to chase.

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