Terry Brahm
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing the  United States
Goodwill Games
Silver medal – second place 1986 Moscow 5000 m
World Indoor Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Indianapolis 3000 m

Terrence Paul Brahm (born November 21, 1962) is an American former long-distance runner. He was the bronze medalist in the 3000 meters at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in 1987 and represented the United States in the 5000 meters at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He was the 1986 NCAA champion in that event for the Indiana Hoosiers.


He grew up in Saint Meinrad, Indiana and attended Heritage Hills High School in Lincoln City, Indiana. He demonstrated his sporting ability in the Pocket Athletic Conference while there.[1] He attended Indiana University Bloomington and competed for their Indiana Hoosiers college track team while there. He won both the mile run and two miles titles at the 1984 Big Ten Conference indoor championships and was named the Athlete of the meet.[2] He took the highest collegiate honour in 1986, winning the 5000 meters title at the NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships. This made him the institution's second athlete to win that race, building on the achievement of 1936's inaugural winner Don Lash.[3]

Brahm began to break through in senior competitions in 1986, first with a 5000 m runner-up finish at the 1986 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships behind Doug Padilla,[4] then a silver medal in the same event at the Goodwill Games (again behind Padilla).[5] Brahm took the 3000 meters bronze medal at the 1987 IAAF World Indoor Championships, held in his home state in Indianapolis, finishing behind Irish duo Frank O'Mara and Paul Donovan.[6] He finished third at the USA Outdoor Championships in 1987 and improved to the runner-up spot for a second time in 1988 at the USA Olympic Trials to claim a spot on the American team for the 1988 Summer Olympics.[4]

On Brahm's Olympic debut he reached the semi-finals of the 5000 m, but managed only fifteenth in that race.[7] Before retiring, he won two national titles: the United States 5K Run Championships in 1990 and the 3000 m at the United States Indoor Track and Field Championships in 1991.[8][9]

He organizes an annual training camp ([[Brahm's Running Camp.[10]]]) in his native state of Indiana.

Personal records

All information from Tilastopaja[11]

Collegiate titles

National titles

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1986 Goodwill Games Moscow, Soviet Union 2nd 5000 m 3:47.11
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 3rd 3000 m 8:03.92
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 15th (semis) 5000 m 14:04.12


  1. ^ "Patriots defeat Chargers". The Herald. 1978-04-28. p. 33. Retrieved 2020-10-21.
  2. ^ Pierson, Don (1984-03-04). Nix 440 Fastest in World. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved on 2015-11-06.
  3. ^ NCAA Division I Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-11-06.
  4. ^ a b Terry Brahm. Track and Field Brinkster. Retrieved on 2015-11-06.
  5. ^ Goodwill Game. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-11-06.
  6. ^ World Indoor Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-11-06.
  7. ^ Terry Brahm. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2015-11-06.
  8. ^ a b United States Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-11-06.
  9. ^ a b USA Indoor Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-11-06.
  10. ^ About. Brahm's Running Camp. Retrieved on 2015-11-06.
  11. ^ Terry Brahm. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2015-11-06.