Charlie Gruber is a retired American middle-distance runner who was on the US 2004 Summer Olympic team.[1]

College career

Gruber raced for the Kansas Jayhawks where he was a 5-time All-American and 5-time Big 12 Conference champion.[2]

International career

Gruber won the 2004 Prefontaine Classic at 1500m. Gruber followed this performance with a 2nd-place finish at the Olympic Trials earning him a place to the 2004 Olympics. At the Olympics in the 1500 meters he finished 27th in the heats and did not advance.[2]

Gruber was also the United States cross country champion in 2004.[2]

Gruber also competed in the 2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships where he finished 20th in the 1500 meters.


  1. ^ "Former runner Gruber thrilled for today's Kansas Athletics HOF induction". 2010-09-25. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
  2. ^ a b c "Charlie Gruber". 1978-08-06. Retrieved 2016-02-09.