Olin Hacker

Mile – 3:56.66 (2022)
3,000m – 7:45.73 (2022)
5,000m – 13:19.34 (2022)

Olin grew up in Madison, Wisc., not far from where he would eventually go to college at the University of Wisconsin. His father Tim was an individual NCAA cross country champion for the Badgers and part of two team titles as well (1982 and 1985). Olin showed his talent in high school when he finished second at both the Nike Cross Nationals and the Foot Locker National meet on successive weekends. At Wisconsin, he received an undergraduate degree in biology and a graduate degree in kinesiology.

Olin joined HOKA NAZ Elite in the summer of 2022 and will begin his professional career in the fall.

Olin, born and raised in Madison, Wisc., stayed in town for college to run for his beloved Badgers. His loyalty paid off in the form of a senior year that included personal bests in the mile (3:56.66), the 3,000 meters (7:45.73), and the 5,000 meters (13:19.34), and culminated in a dramatic win in the latter event at the NCAA Championships. Hacker’s 54-second final lap secured his national title—a feat his father Tim accomplished for the Badgers back in 1985 when he won the National Cross Country Championship.