Sgt. Kurgat Secures Bronze Medal in the Women's 10,000m at Pan American Games


By Maj. Nathaniel Garcia


SANTIAGO, CHILE – Sgt. Ednah Kurgat, a member of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program's track team, showcased her exceptional talent at the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, clinching a Bronze medal in the Women's 10,000m event with a time of 33:16.61.

Sgt. Kurgat's outstanding performance was a testament to her unwavering commitment and relentless pursuit of excellence and has brought immense pride to her country and the United States Army.

Halfway through the Games, this achievement marks the third medal produced by the World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) at the Pan American Games thus far. Spc. Khalfani Harris secured a Gold medal in the Men's Taekwondo -68kg division, while Staff Sgt. Nick Mowrer earned a Bronze medal in the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event.

The remarkable successes of these Soldiers underline the commitment and support provided by the U.S. Army and the WCAP in nurturing and promoting talent on the global stage. The dedication of these Soldier-athletes reflects the Army's core values and exemplifies the highest standards of excellence.

The United States Army and the World Class Athlete Program extend their hearty congratulations to Sgt. Ednah Kurgat on her exceptional performance at the 2023 Pan American Games. These athletes are true ambassadors of the U.S. Army and display what it means to "Be All You Can Be."

WCAP is part of the U.S. Army’s Installation Management Command and allows top-ranked Soldier-athletes to perform at the international and Olympic level while also serving their nation in the military. For more information, follow us on social media @USARMYWCAP or visit

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