Steve Holman
Personal information
Born (1970-03-02) March 2, 1970 (age 52)
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Alma materGeorgetown University
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
Event(s)1500 m
College teamGeorgetown Hoyas
Coached byFrank Gagliano

Steven Clifton Orlando Holman (born March 2, 1970, in Indianapolis) is a retired American middle-distance runner who competed primarily in the 1500 meters.[2] He represented his country at the 1992 Summer Olympics as well as two indoor and two outdoor World Championships. Holman was coached at Georgetown University and in his professional career by Frank Gagliano.[3][4]

Early life

Steve Holman grew up in Richfield, Minnesota, where he attended Richfield High School.[5] Too small for football and soccer, Holman joined the track team instead. He initially ran the 3200 meter run before discovering his middle-distance talent.[6]

In 1988, he won Minnesota state high school titles as a senior in the 800 meter run (1:50.5) and 1600 meter run (4:08.26). His 800 meter mark stood as a state record until 1996.[7]

Collegiate running

Holman attended Georgetown University where he ran for Coach Frank Gagliano. He turned in his strongest performances as Senior, claiming the 1992 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships – Men's 1,500 meter run title in 3:38.39. Demonstrating his range as a middle-distance runner, Holman was also 4th in the 1992 Indoor NCAA 5000 meter championship running 13:47.63. By the end of 1992, Track & Field News ranked him #2 in the nation with a 1500m time of 3:34.95 and mile time of 3:52.73.[8] Holman was a 10-time All-American while at Georgetown.[9]

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 20th (sf) 1500 m 3:40.49
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 4th 1500 m 3:45.59
1994 Goodwill Games St. Petersburg, Russia 3rd Mile 3:52.77
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 15th (sf) 1500 m 3:39.97
1998 Goodwill Games Uniondale, United States 9th Mile 4:06.33
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 6th 3000 m 7:56.96
World Championships Seville, Spain 9th 1500 m 3:34.32

Personal bests



Retirement from competitive running

Steve Holman retired from competitive running in 2001.[10] He attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. Following graduation, he eventually began working for The Vanguard Group.[11]

Holman continued running in retirement. He ran 2:30:47 for a full marathon at the 2003 Twin Cities Marathon.[12][13] He ran the 1200m leg on Vanguard's 2005 corporate distance medley team that finished second in 10:54:99 at the 2005 Penn Relays.[14] Holman completed the 2007 New York City Marathon full marathon in 2:38:16.[15]

Finance career

Holman has worked at The Vanguard Group since finishing his MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2012, Holman worked in Vanguard's high net worth client service area.[16] He celebrated 10 years working in Vanguard Small Business Retirement Planning in 2021, helping small businesses provide their employees with retirement plans.[17]


On Saturday, January 18, 2014, Steve Holman was inducted into the Georgetown University Athletic Hall of Fame. He is Georgetown University's most decorated Track and Field athlete of all-time.[18]


  1. ^ Sports-Reference profile
  2. ^ Steve Holman at World Athletics
  3. ^ "Climbing to the summit: The story of five Hoya Olympians". Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  4. ^ "A Runner Who's Sitting on Top of the World, Finally". Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  5. ^ "FOR HOYA GRAD HOLMAN, LIFE IS MORE THAN SPORTS". Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  6. ^ "Aim High Running Camp Speakers". Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  7. ^ "STEVE HOLMAN". Archived from the original on 2012-04-24. Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  8. ^ "STEVE HOLMAN". Archived from the original on 2012-04-24. Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  9. ^ "Six Hoya Stars and One Official to be Inducted into Georgetown Athletic Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  10. ^ "Steve HOLMAN -". Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  11. ^ "Olympian Then and Now: Steve Holman". Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  12. ^ "Olympian Steve Holman on Investment Panel Tonight". Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  13. ^ "2003 Twin Cities Marathon - Marathon Results - Steve Holman". Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  14. ^ "The Penn Relays-Friday 4/29/2005 to 4/29/2005 Corporate Distance Medley". Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  15. ^ "2007 ING New York City Marathon". Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  16. ^ "Olympian Then and Now: Steve Holman". Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  17. ^ "Blog: We saw the need—and responded to it". Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  18. ^ "Six Hoya Stars and One Official to be Inducted into Georgetown Athletic Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2022-04-24.