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Matt Tegenkamp excited for Boston atmosphere, learning marathon strategy

on April 17, 2015

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Matt Tegenkamp will his second career marathon on Monday, and his first in Boston. The two-time Olympian on the track talks about the difficulty of running well over 26.2 miles, and how the "hurt" differs between the shorter distances and 26.2.

Even though he was a seven-time All-American at the University of Wisconsin, Matt Tegenkamp never could put together a full year of consistent training or he might have been a NCAA champ multiple times. Only one year after he graduated from Wisconsin, Tegenkamp rose to the top of US distance running. After years of battling injuries, the 2006 season was a dream season for Tegenkamp as he was finally able to put in consistent training. Persistent dedication combined with lessons learned during the Wisconsin years paid off big time in 2006; Tegenkamp opened eyes not only stateside, but all over the globe. After his 13:04 for the 5,000m in Stockholm, Tegenkamp can almost taste a sub-13 minute 5,000m. He also achieved his best 3,000m finish with a 7:34?..all of these during the summer of 2006.

  • Nike

  • Oregon Track Club

  • Lees summit

  • University Of Wisconsin-madison

  • Lees Summit, MO, United States

  • Jerry Schumacher

  • 1500m - 3:34.25 Mile - 3:56.38 2 miles - 8:16.50 3000m - 7:34.98 5000m - 12:58.56 10000m - 27:28.22

  • Fourth best US 5k, Second place 5k finish at US championship, Seven-time All-American at Wisconsin.