Name: Leonard Korir
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 10,000-meter
Height: 5-7
Weight: 130
DOB: 12/10/1986
Birthplace: Iten, Kenya
Hometown: Colorado Springs , Colo.
High School: Tambach Teachers Training College (Iten, Kenya)
College: Iona College, Political Science
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 14th (10,000m)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 New York City Half Marathon, gold
  • 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships, 1st (5,000m)
  • 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships, 1st (10,000m)
Personal: Is the oldest of six children, including three sisters and two brothers...Born in Kenya and moved to the United States in September 2009...Upon arrival in the U.S., he only knew a few English phrases and carried one suitcase...Began running competitively at age 20 and called fellow 2016 U.S. Olympic teammate, Galen Rupp, his hero...Competed in both cross-country, and track and field at Iona College...Eight-time NCAA All-American.