Daniel Lincoln (2012)
Arkansas School for Math and Science ‘98 and University of Arkansas ‘02
While in high school, Lincoln was several times State Champion in Cross Country and Track. His high school personal best in the 1600 was 4:17.14 and a 9:35.4 in the 3200 meters.
At the UA Fayetteville, Lincoln added the steeplechase to his other distance events and earned 14 All American honors. He won the steeplechase in the 2001, ’02 and ’03 NCAA Outdoor Championship, as well as the 10,000 meter run in 2003. In 2003 he was named the NCAA Division I National Scholar Athlete of the Year by the US Track Coaches Association and Collegiate Athlete of the Year by Track and Field News magazine.
In 2004, Lincoln won the steeplechase at the US Olympic Trials, eventually coming in 11th in the event at the Athens Olympics. He won the steeplechase at the USATF National Outdoor Championships in 2005 and 2006, the last year while attending medical school full-time. He was ranked number 1 in the US by Track and Field News in both years.
During 2006, Lincoln was ranked number 8 in the world in the steeplechase by Track and Field News. In 2006, he broke the 21-year old 3,000 meter steeplechase American record with a time of 8:08.82. He was also recognized in 2006 by the USATF with the Robert E. DeCelle, Jr. Award, as the top US male long distance runner.
Lincoln is currently pursuing his medical education.