Both Hoare and McDonald grew up in Australia, earning multiple national titles during their time in high school. The two developed a friendship and chose to continue to pursue their running goals at the University of Wisconsin.
McDonald and Hoare, were teammates at Wisconsin from 2016-2019. Their success from high school carried over to the collegiate level, as they both won NCAA titles. McDonald won the 2018 NCAA cross country championship, the 2019 indoor and outdoor 5k titles, and the indoor 3k title. Hoare won the 2018 outdoor 1500-meter championship.
After college, the former Badgers continued their running careers at the pro level and signed with On Athletics Club (OAC).
2023 Terrier Classic 5k Startlist
On Athletics Club is quickly becoming one of the most dominant running groups in the world. At the Terrier Classic 5k, which is set to take place on Jan. 27 at the Boston University indoor track, they will have four total athletes competing from their Colorado group.
2023 Terrier Classic 5k Startlist:
- Ollie Hoare
- Morgan McDonald
- Joe Klecker
- George Beamish
- Jonas Raess
- Adriaan Wildschutt
- Eduardo Herrera
- Dylan Jacobs
- Morgan Beadlescomb
- Willy Fink
- Ben Flanagan
- Sam Parsons
- Mason Ferlic
- Maximillian Thorwirth
- Jean-Simon Desgagnes
- Mike Foppen
Hoare won the race in 2021 with a time of 13:09, which set a new Australian indoor record. Fellow OAC teammate George Beamish finished in 13:12, setting a New Zealand indoor record.
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