Name: Joe Klecker
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 10,000-Meter
Height: 6-0
DOB: 11/16/1996
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minn.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
High School: High School: Hopkins High School (Minnetonka, Minn) ‘15
College: University of Colorado
Team/Club: On Running
Coach(es): Dathan Ritzenhein
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 16th (10,000-meter)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, bronze (10,000-meter)
  • 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships, 2nd
  • 2019 Pac-12 Cross Country Championships, gold
  • 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships, 2nd (5,000-meter), 3rd (3,000-meter)
  • 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championships, 8th
  • 2017 Pac-12 Cross Country Championship, 2nd
  • 2017 NCAA DI Indoor Track and Field Championships, 4th (3,000-meter)
  • 2017 NCAA DI Outdoor Track and Field Championships, 7th (5,000-meter)
Personal: Son of Barney and Janis Klecker...His father owns the U.S. record for the 50-mile ultramarathon (4:51:25)...His mother competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics (marathon) and won two U.S. marathon national championships...Both ran track and cross country in college...Klecker is one of six children...Three of his siblings run in college: Mary at Augsburg, John at Augustana (S.D.), and Sarah at Minnesota...His two other siblings, Elizabeth and James, are in high school.