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Fisher Shatters U.S. Record

Sep 2, 2022

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Grant Fisher's dream season took another incredible turn. 

On Friday, the Stanford alum (class of '19) shattered the American record in the outdoor 5,000 meters, placing second at the Van Damme Diamond League meet in 12:46.96. Bernard Lagat's record of 12:53.60 had stood for 11 years. 

Even more impressive was that this was the fourth American record Fisher, 25, has set this year. The others came in the indoor 5,000 (12:53.73) in Boston on Feb. 12, the outdoor 10,000 (26:33.84) in San Juan Capistrano, California, on March 6, and the outdoor 3,000 (7:28.48) in Monaco on Aug. 10. 

In between, Fisher placed fourth in the 10,000 and sixth in the 5,000 at the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon, in July. 

Fisher was in contention for his first Diamond League victory with 150 meters to go but had to settle for second as Kenya's Jacob Krop pulled away to earn a world-leading time of 12:45.71.

Fisher was a 12-time All-American at Stanford and won the 2017 NCAA outdoor title in the 5,000. He also was a three-time Pac-12 champion and set the U.S. collegiate indoor 3,000 record. Fisher was a two-time USTFCCCA Men's Cross Country Scholar Athlete of the Year and the 2018 Pac-12 Men's Cross Country Scholar Athlete of the Year. 

Safe to say, Fisher is the fastest electrical engineering major on the planet.