Dan Browne

Dan Browne
Dan Browne '08 Trials.jpg
Dan Browne running 10,000 m at the 2008 Olympic Trials
Personal information
Born (1974-06-24) June 24, 1974 (age 48)
Portland, Oregon, United States
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
Event(s)10 km to marathon
College teamWest Point
ClubNike, Beaverton[1]
Updated on 7 May 2018.

Daniel J. Browne (born June 24, 1975)[2] is an American distance runner. He has won numerous major American road race championships and was a member of the 2004 Olympic team in the 10 km and marathon.


Brown attended West Linn High School, a suburb of Portland, Oregon, graduating in 1993.[3] He graduated from The United States Military Academy with a major in Spanish & Portuguese and a minor in Systems engineering in 1997.[4]

Running career

Browne first took running seriously while in high school. He attended the United States Military Academy as a member of the class of 1997. While at West Point, he became the only cadet to ever run a mile under four minutes (3:59.37), and set school records in the 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000 meters, which remain unbroken 10 years later.[4] Upon graduating from West Point, he underwent basic officer training before being invited to joint the Army's World Class Athlete Program. He moved to Colorado and trained full-time while serving his service commitment in the Colorado National Guard. He won the short course race at the 1998 USA Cross Country Championships. He was later approached by legendary running coach Alberto Salazar about joining the Nike Oregon Project. He now splits time between training Chula Vista, California and living in Oregon. Browne is sponsored by Nike.[4] He made the US Olympic team in 2004 at 10,000 M and Marathon, finishing 3rd in both distances at the trials.[2] He was unsuccessful in a bid to make the 2008 Olympic team. He again attempted to make the 2012 Olympic team in the marathon, but was unsuccessful, completing the race as the last place finisher.[5]

Personal bests

Event[3] Time
800 m 1:49.6
1500 m 3:41
Mile 3:59
3000 m 7:46.94
5000 m 13:16.02
10000 m 27:42.19
15000 m 43:56
Half marathon 1:03.09
Marathon 2:11.35

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2004 North American Men's Marathon Relay Championships Akron, United States 2nd Marathon relay 2:05:39

Road races

Year Meeting Location Event Result Time
1997 Army Ten-Miler Washington, D.C. 10 Mile 1st 47:44[6]
2002 USA Marathon Championship Minneapolis, Minnesota Marathon 1st 2:11:35[3]
2004 Army Ten-Miler Washington, D.C. 10 Mile 1st 47:32[7]
2007 USA 5K Road Championships Providence, Rhode Island 5K 1st 13:47[8]
2007 USA 20K Road Championships New Haven, Connecticut 20K 1st 59:19[9]
2009 USA 25K Championships Grand Rapids, Michigan 25K 1st 1:15:56[10]


  1. ^ Dan Browne Archived April 14, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b "Dan Browne". USA Track & Field. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
  3. ^ a b c "Biography". Dan Browne.com. Archived from the original on September 15, 2008. Retrieved May 24, 2009.
  4. ^ a b c "A disciplined road". United States Military Academy at West Point. Retrieved May 20, 2009.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon: Men's Results". USA Track & Field. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "Army 10-Miler, History 1996-2000". Army Ten-Miler. Archived from the original on June 9, 2007. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
  7. ^ "Army 10-Miler, History 1991-2005". Army Ten-Miler. Archived from the original on June 8, 2007. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
  8. ^ "USA 5k Road Championships". USA Track & Field. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
  9. ^ "2007 New Haven 20K Road Race". New Haven Road Race.org. Archived from the original on September 28, 2009. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
  10. ^ "2009 USA 25 km Championships". USA Track & Field. Retrieved May 20, 2009.

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