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Spc. Leaonard Korir

SPC Leonard Korir

Track and Field
Motor Transport Operator
Events – 10k
Hometown – Iten, Kenya
High School – Kipsangui High School
College – Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
Joined Army – September 2015
Military Occupation – Motor Transport Operator

Specialist Leonard Korir is a motor transport operator and distance runner in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program who specializes in the 5,000 meters. A native of Iten, Kenya, Korir attended Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, where he was a two-time NCAA champion in the 10,000 and 5,000 meters on the track. Korir, 29, won the 2015 New York City Half Marathon in 1 hour, 1 minute and 6 seconds. He joined the Army in September of 2015 and entered WCAP in January of 2016. Korir, who enjoys watching basketball and American football, punched his ticket to Rio de Janeiro with a third-place finish behind Galen Rupp and WCAP teammate Spc. Shadrack Kipchirchir in the 10,000 meters with a time of 28:16.97 at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials in Eugene, Oregon.

  • U.S. Olympic Team member - 2016
  • Two-time NCAA champion - 10k and 5k
  • 2015 New York City half marathon champion