Paul Geis
Personal information
Full namePaul Geoffrey Geis
Born(1953-02-23)February 23, 1953
Houston, Texas, U.S.
DiedOctober 30, 2019(2019-10-30) (aged 66)
SportLong-distance running
Event5000 metres
College teamOregon Ducks

Paul Geoffrey Geis (February 23, 1953 – October 30, 2019) was an American long-distance runner.[1] He competed in the men's 5000 metres at the 1976 Summer Olympics.[2]

University of Oregon

His Sophomore year he transferred to the University of Oregon to further pursue his running career under Coach Bill Dellinger. His running accolades include being a part of the 1974 NCAA Champion Cross Country Team with Oregon, winning the 1974 NCAA 5000-meter title, and going on to become a 1976 5000-meter Olympic Finalist in Montreal.

His running career was known for his rivalry with Steve Prefontaine.[3]


  1. ^ "Paul Geoffrey Geis". Dignity Memorial. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Paul Geis Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  3. ^ Oregonian/OregonLive, Ken Goe | The (October 31, 2019). "Former University of Oregon distance star Paul Geis dies at 66". oregonlive. Retrieved June 27, 2020.