Matthew Centrowitz of Arnold was just four hundredths of a second away from a bronze medal in the finals for men's 1,500-meter race Tuesday.
Centrowitz kept pace with the five foremost runners, until the final lap, when all the runners spread out. Leonel Manzano, another runner from the United States, sped ahead to seize second and will take a silver medal for his 3:34.79 run.
Centrowitz leaped ahead of several other runners to take fourth place, just a hair behind Morocco's Abdalaati Iguider.
It was the end of a stunning Olympic debut for the 22-year-old graduate, who made it all the way to London to compete with the world's best runners.1 Taoufik Makhloufi (Algeria) 3:34.08 2 Leonel Manzano (USA) 3:34.79 3 Abdalaati Iguider (Morocco) 3:35.13 4 Matthew Centrowitz (USA) 3:35.17
Congratulations on a great run! And we'll see you back in 2016.