Matthew Centrowitz To Wear The Swoosh

Nike's latest track star: Matt Centrowitz. Photo:

He’s now a real pro.

Nike's latest track star: Matt Centrowitz. Photo:

By David Monti
(c) 2012 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

(11-Jan) — World 1500m bronze medalist Matthew Centrowitz has signed an endorsement deal with Nike, his management company reported today.  The former University of Oregon star will wear the Oregon-based company’s swoosh logo and train as part of the Alberto Salazar-coached Nike Oregon Project, with assistance from his current coach Andy Powell who guided him throughout his college career.

“I am very excited to sign a professional contract with Nike and become part of the Nike family,” Centrowitz said through a statement provided by PACE Sports Management of Teddington, England.  “They have many great athletes and I hope my achievements will make the brand proud in the years to come.”

Other members of the Nike Oregon Project include Mo Farah, Dathan Ritzenhein, Galan Rupp, and Ciaran O’Lionard.

Centrowitz will open his indoor season at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston on Feb.4, where he will run the two-mile.  The following week he’ll run the NYRR Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games in New York.

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