Sam Chelanga

QT: 2:15:02

Residence: Columbia, SC

Hometown: Buford, GA

College: Liberty University

Age on Race Day: 34

Qualifying Race: Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2017

Marathon Best: 2:15:02

Social Handles: Instagram - @samchelanga

Favorite inspirational quote: "It's now or never."

Favorite show: The Office

Go-to breakfast: Oatmeal

Of Note: 

  • 2nd Lt. U.S. Army Platoon Leader at Fort Jackson
  • Competed in 2016 Trials
  • Born in Kenya; became a U.S. citizen in 2015
  • He and his wife, Marybeth, have three children, 6, 2, and 1
  • NCAA 10,000m record-holder
  • Retired from professional running in 2018 to enlist in the Army
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