The RunnerSpace Team mourns the death of Matt Scherer

Matt Scherer Death – Cause of Death: Matt Scherer, an American track and field athlete and a top professional pacemaker passed on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 at the age of 38. No cause of death has been made public. Matt Scherer was a former Oregon Ducks track athlete who went on to become a professional runner and pacer.

The RunnerSpace Team mourned the “unexpected passing” of a former Oregon Ducks track athlete on their Facebook page.

“The RunnerSpace Team is devastated at the news of Matt Scherer’s sudden passing this week. He was more than our COO, he was a trusted teammate and friend. Just like he did on the track, Matt paced our company with confidence and character, always with a passion for the sport he loved. We grieve as colleagues and as friends. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”

Matt Scherer was born on November 21, 1983. He went to Red Hill High School in Bridgeport, Illinois. Matt graduated from the University of Oregon in 2006, where he studied Business. He ran for Oregon from 2003 – 2006, where he ranks No. 4. He anchored the 4×400 relay team that still holds the UO record of 3:00.81.

Matt started pacing full-time in 2011 and has paced for many of the top 800m and 1500m runners in the world. He served as the chief operating officer of RunnerSpace.com.

Tributes are flooding in for the Latin Teacher on social media, praising her life’s work.

“So so sorry to learn of the passing of Matt Scherer. He was the backbone of the U of O team as an athlete and leader. Deepest sympathy to his family and friends.”

“I’m so saddened to hear of the passing of Matt. He was one of the first people to welcome Kevin and I to Eugene.We didn’t own a car for a while and Matt drove us / gave us his car so many times .He was a great teammate and a wonderful human being. Our prayers goes to his family.”

“Our thoughts are with the family of Matt Scherer and our friends at @runnerspace. Matt, you were a great asset to the sport and someone we were proud to work alongside these last few years. You will be missed.”

Matt Scherer obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by his family.

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