Evan Jager gives American distance running extreme hope amidst the Kenyan dominance in recent years in the steeplechase. A runner with great range from 1500m to 5000m, he found his sweet spot in the steeplechase. In 2014, he set the American Record by running 8:00.45 in the Paris Diamond League race. In that race, he had the lead approaching the final jump and sadly fell, yet still set the record. Expect him to take care of business and dominate the Olympic Trials with his eyes ahead on an Olympic medal.
Name: Evan Jager
Date of Birth: March 8, 1989
Olympic Trials Event(s): 3000m Steeplechase
Weight: 145 lbs
- 1500m: 3:32.97
- 5000m: 13:02.40
- 3000m Steeplechase: 8:00.45 (AR)