SSG Samuel Kosgei

Track and Field Coach

Hometown: Santa Fe, NM
High School: Kakungulu High
College: Lamar University
Joined Army: April 2013
MOS: 68W, Combat Medic

With an early dream of the Olympics, Samuel ran long distances during his high school in his native Kenya. In view of his performance, Lamar University awarded him a full scholarship to earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Health. He became a collegiate standout in track and field and cross country, and continued to improve after he joined the Army. Since enlisting, he has won two Marine Corps Marathons, placed second in an Army Ten Miler, and collected other awards from across the country.

What challenges you will eventually change you.

Career Highlights


5th place - USA 25k National Championships
4th place, USA Half Marathon National Championships

5th place - USA Marathon National Championships
2nd place - Army Ten Miler 

6th Place - USA 25k National Championships

1st place - Marine Corps Marathon

1st Place - Marine Corps Marathon