SPC Anthony Rotich

3,000m Steeplechase

Sport: Track and Field
Event: 3,000m Steeplechase
Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya
High School: Koiwa Boy's High School
College: University of Texas at El Paso
Joined Army: March 2016
MOS: 91J, Chemical Equipment Repairer

Anthony grew up in his native Kenya playing every sport in school each season. By the time he got to high school, he specialized in soccer, and helped his team win the inter-high school competition. He started running in 2011 with the aim of securing a scholarship to study in the US. Though he had never competed before, he knew he had talent, since he could chase antelopes in the forest for hours without giving up. After an impressive collegiate career that made him a 4-time NCAA National Champion and 11-time all American, he joined the Army in 2016. It’s no longer antelopes, but Olympic gold he’s chasing now.

Suffer now in training, learn the process and live the rest of your life a champion.

Career Highlights

2020 USATF Indoor Championships - 3,000m Silver Medalist

2020 USATF Cross Country National Champion

2013, 2014, 2015 NCAA Outdoor National Champion - 3,000m Steeplechase

2014 NCAA Indoor National Champion - 1 Mile

11x NCAA All American