Elkanah Kibet

QT: 2:11:51

Residence: Colorado Springs, CO

Hometown: Benton, IL

College: Auburn University

Age on Race Day: 36

Affiliation: U.S. Army WCAP

Qualifying Race: Boston Marathon 2019

Marathon Best: 2:11:51

Social Handles: Instagram - @airbornerunner Twitter - @elkip2005 

Favorite inspirational quote: "Smart people create their own future."

Favorite road race you've run: AJC Peachtree Road Race

Favorite post-race indulgence: Hot tub 

Of Note: 

  • Became U.S. citizen in 2013; 2nd Lieutenant in U.S. Army
  • He and wife, Joyce, have two children: Eli and Edith
  • All-American at Auburn
  • Had been training for AJC Peachtree Road Race in 2014 when he was deployed to Kuwait, where he won the Peachtree overseas race instead
  • Finished 19th at 2016 Trials
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