Name: Shadrack Kipchirchir
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 5,000-meter
Height: 5-8
Weight: 118
DOB: 2/22/1989
Birthplace: Eldoret, Kenya
Hometown: Beaverton, Ore.
High School: Kipkabus Secondary School (Kenya)
College: Oklahoma State University ’14, Construction Engineering
Team/Club: U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016, 19th (10,000m)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 34th (senior race)
  • Years of participation: Cross-Country – 2019; Indoor – 2018; Outdoor – 2015, 2017
  • Top finish: 9th – 2017 (10,000m)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015 Pan American Games, 4th (10,000m)
Personal: Son of John and Rose Tirop...Is the middle child of nine children...Born in Kenya and moved to the United States to attend school at Western Kentucky University before transferring to Oklahoma State University...Had no experience running competitively until he moved to the United States, but earned All-America honors in his second year at Western Kentucky...Following in his brothers footsteps, enlisted in the U.S. Army in October 2014 and joined the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program shortly after...Interests includes watching movies...Assisted with the Red Cross...Also played soccer as a child.