POSTED: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 12:30pm
UPDATED: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 12:31pm
Former Stanford University track stars are hoping to qualify for this summer’s Olympics in London. Brothers, Elliot, and Garrett Heath compete stride for stride. Garrett is three years older than Elliot and is training for the 1,500 meter race, while Elliot is competing for the 5,000 meter race.
Both commented on the experience of growing up and training together, “He was a great role model for me, Elliot said. He really helped me reach my goals and obtain success.”
Garret commented, “It’s been a ton of fun growing up and having your brother doing the same thing as you are, and following in your footsteps, but at the same time breaking a lot of your records along the way.”
Both Heath brothers won NCAA titles at Stanford, and since graduation still train at Stanford, running sub four-minute miles.
While both are outstanding runners, competition is stout, and few spots are available for London.
Elliot commented, Potentially experiencing the Olympics with your brother, I think that’s something few people have done before. That would be incredibly special.”
The U.S Track and Field trials, held in Eugene Oregon, began on June 21st and run through July 1st.