Shadrack Kipchirchir

Shadrack Kipchirchir
Shadrack Kipchirchir 2016b.jpg
Kipchirchir in 2016
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1989-02-22) February 22, 1989 (age 33)
Eldoret, Kenya
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight119 lb (54 kg)
Sport
SportTrack
Event(s)5000 meters, 10,000 meters
College teamOklahoma State University
ClubUnited States Army
Turned pro2014
Achievements and titles
World finals2015, 2017, 2018
Olympic finals2016
Personal best(s)3000 metres: 7:45.49[1]

5000 meters: 13:37.68

10,000 meters: 27:07.55

Shadrack Kipchirchir (born February 22, 1989) is a Kenyan-born American distance track and field Olympian specializing in the 10,000 m. Following in his brothers footsteps, Kipchirchir enlisted in the U.S. Army in October 2014 and joined the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program after his enlistment.

He is a silver medalist at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 10,000 meters and placed second in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials - Track & Field 10,000 m. He ran 27:58.32 and finished 19th for the 2016 Summer Olympics 8th in 3000 meters at the 2018 World Championships.[2][3]

Early life and college

Kipchirchir had no experience running competitively until he moved to the United States, but earned All-America honors at Western Kentucky and Oklahoma State University where he studied Construction engineering to become an Engineer.

Representing Oklahoma State University
Year Big 12 xc NCAA xc Big 12 indoor NCAA indoor Big 12 Outdoor NCAA Outdoor
2013-14 30:36.6 8th 30:37.8 31st 14:44.21 2nd
30:27.34 2nd
28:32.31 2nd
13:47.18 9th
2012-13 23:58.5 3rd 29:43.0 18th 7:56.20 2nd 13:55.00 11th
2011-12 23:34.8 5th 30:22.4 50th 13:49.04 1st 13:54.24 9th 14:03.02 3rd
29:32.99 2nd
Representing Western Kentucky University
Year Sun Belt xc NCAA xc Sun Belt indoor NCAA indoor Sun Belt Outdoor NCAA Outdoor
2010-11 24:33.10 1st 30:20.50 27th 4:13.10 2nd
8:26.89 2nd
14:40.81 2nd
30:16.87 1st 29:38.39 16th
2009-10 14:39.15 3rd
8:26.18 5th
4:03.00 7th
14:40.71 4th

Professional

Kipchirchir joined the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program after his enlistment in 2014.

Shadrack Kipchirchir finished 4th in the Athletics at the 2015 Pan American Games – Men's 10,000 metres.

On 22 August 2015, Shadrack finished 16th in the 2015 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 10,000 metres[4] for United States at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics.

Kipchirchir ran a season best time 27:58.32 at Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres to place 19th.

On August 4, Kipchirchir finished ninth in a personal best time of 27:07.55 in the 10 km at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 10,000 metres.

Kipchirchir has been sponsored by Nike since 2017 and trains in Colorado with American Distance Project.

In March 2018, Kipchirchir finished 8th in the prelim of the 3000 meters at the 2018 World Championships.[5]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2015 2015 Pan American Toronto, Ontario Canada 4th 10,000 m 29:01.55
World Championships Beijing, China 16th 10,000 m 28:16.30
2016 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 19th 10,000 m 27:58.32
2017 2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 9th 10,000 m 27:07.55
2018 2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 8th [P]
DQ in Final
3000 m 7:57.08
2019 2019 IAAF World Cross Country Championships Aarhus, Denmark 34th 10km 33:46
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 10th 10,000 m 27:24.74
US Track National Championship Venue Place Event Time
2022 USA Cross Country Championships Mission Bay Park, San Diego, California 1st 10,000 m 30:32
2021 USA 15km Road Running Championship Jacksonville, Florida 2nd 15km 43:55
2019 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Drake Stadium
Des Moines, Iowa
2nd 10,000 m 27:47.71
2019 USA Cross Country Championships Tallahassee, Florida 1st 10,000 m 28:53
2018 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships[6] Drake Stadium
Des Moines, Iowa
2nd 10,000 m 28:59.67
2018 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships[7] Albuquerque, New Mexico 2nd 3000 m 7:58.42
4th 1500 m 3:43.31
2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships[8] Sacramento, California 2nd 10,000 m 29:01.68
2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field)[9] Eugene, Oregon 2nd 10,000 m 28:01.52
7th 5000 m 13:39.79
2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships[10] Hayward Field
Eugene, Oregon
4th 10,000 m 28:19.40

2015

Shadrack Kipchirchir finished 4th in the 10,000 meters at the 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships to qualify for the 2015 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 10,000 metres.[11]

Kipchirchir finished 3rd in 34:37 in the 2015 USATF 12 km road championships .US National 12K in Alexandria, Virginia.[12]

2016

Kipchirchir finished second in 44:40 in the Gate River Run 2016 USATF 15 km championships March 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida.[13]

Kipchirchir finished in second place in the 10,000 meters race at the Stanford Invitational in 27:58.91 in April 2016 in Stanford, California. More important than the victory is the time was under the qualification standard for the 2016 Olympics.

At the 2016 US Olympic Trials, Kipchirchir finished in second place behind Galen Rupp to represent Team USA at Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres.

Kipchirchir finished in second place behind Ryan Hill at USATF 5 km Championships hosted by CVS Health Downtown 5k in Providence, Rhode Island in a time of 13:58.[14]

2017

On February 4, Kipchirchir finished 3rd in 30:18.6 in the 2017 USATF cross country 10 km championships in Bend, Oregon.[15]

On March 11, Kipchirchir finished second in 43:23 by less than a second to Leonard Korir in the Gate River Run 2017 USATF 15 km road championships in Jacksonville, Florida.[16]

On June 22, Kipchirchir finished second in 29:01.68 by a second to Hassan Mead at 2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 10 km.

On July 4, Kipchirchir finished second in 28:17 by a second to Leonard Korir in the Peachtree Road Race 2017 USATF road 10 km championships in Atlanta Georgia.[17]

On August 4, Kipchirchir finished ninth in a personal best time of 27:07.55 in the 10 km at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 10,000 metres.

On October 1, Kipchirchir finished first in 47:33 to win by less than a second in front of Leonard Korir in the Medtronic TC 10 Mile 2017 USATF road 10 mile championships in St Paul-Minneapolis.[18]

On November 4, Kipchirchir finished first in 13:57 to win by less than a second in front of Tommy Curtin, Kirubel Erassa, and Paul Chelimo in the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K 2017 USATF road 5 km championships in New York, New York.[19]

2018

On February 3, Kipchirchir won the 3 km at the Millrose Games in a season best time 7:45.49.

On February 17, Kipchirchir finished second in 7:58.42 by a second to Paul Chelimo in the 3 km at the 2018 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships and finished 4th in the 1500 meters in a time of 3:43.31.

On June 21, Kipchirchir finished second in 28:59.67 by a second to Lopez Lomong in the 10 km at the 2018 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

References

  1. ^ Millrose Games. "11th NYRR Millrose Games".
  2. ^ Shadrack Kipchirchir Olympic profile Archived 2016-08-06 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  3. ^ video of 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Men's 3000 metres
  4. ^ Shadrack Kipchirchir | Profile. iaaf.org. Retrieved on 2016-08-07.
  5. ^ Shadrack Kipchirchir's Resilient Career Path To Success From Kenya To Winning U.S. National Titles - January 10, 2022 CITIUS MAG Podcast with Chris Chavez
  6. ^ "2018 US Outdoor championship Results". usatf.org. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  7. ^ "2018 US Indoor championship Results". usatf.org. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  8. ^ "2017 US Outdoor championship Results". usatf.org. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  9. ^ "2016 United States Olympic Trials Results". usatf.org. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  10. ^ "2015 US Outdoor championship Results". usatf.org. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  11. ^ 2015 World Championships. Usatf.org. Retrieved on 2016-08-07.
  12. ^ "2015 USATF 12 km road championships results". usatf.tv runnerspace. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  13. ^ "2016 USATF 15 km road championships results". usatf.tv runnerspace. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  14. ^ "USATF 5 km road championships - Official Website hosted by CVS Health Downtown 5k Providence, Rhode Island". runnerspace. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  15. ^ "2017 USATF cross country championships results". usatf.tv runnerspace. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  16. ^ "2017 USATF 15 km road championships results". usatf.tv runnerspace. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  17. ^ "2017 USATF 10 km road championships results". usatf.tv runnerspace. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  18. ^ "2017 USATF 10 mile road championships results". usatf.tv runnerspace. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  19. ^ "2017 USATF 5 km road championships results". usatf.tv runnerspace. Retrieved November 6, 2017.

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