Craig Masback serves as a track and field analyst for the 2016 Olympic Games. Rio marks Masback’s fifth Olympics with NBC Sports Group, having previously served as an analyst during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
From 1997 to 2008, Masback was the Chief Executive Officer of USA Track & Field (USATF), the national governing body for track and field, long distance running and race walking. Before USATF, Masback was a senior associate at Wilmer, Cutler, and Pickering, a law firm in Washington, D.C., specializing in communications and sports law. In addition, he has provided network television commentary on various track and field events for NBC, CBS, ESPN and ABC over a 30-year broadcasting career. Masback also co-founded Inclyne Sports, a New York-based sports marketing and sports television production company.
As an athlete, Masback represented Team USA 10 times in international competition at the 1500m or mile distance. He was the 1980 U.S. indoor mile champion and is the former American record holder at 2000m. Masback ran 30 sub-four-minute miles, including a career best 3:52.02.
Masback has a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a law degree from Yale Law School.