SPC Benard Keter

3,000m Steeplechase

Sport: Track & Field
Event: Track, 3000m Steeplechase
Hometown: Nakuru, Kenya
High School: Tengecha Boys High School
College: Texas Tech University
Joined Army: May 2016
MOS: 92Y, Unit Supply Specialist

In 2010, SPC Benard Keter had graduated high school, and wanted to do something that would change his life, and his family’s. He found quick success with running, and came to the US on scholarship. Having watched his brother run in the Olympics, Keter chose to specialize in steeplechase, a race he says “is not just a physical event, but more of a mental event.” He ran for Wayland Baptist University and later Texas Tech University – and now pursues hopes for Olympic greatness through WCAP.

Being a Soldier-athlete means everything…not only to me, but also my command. It gives me an opportunity to perform at my best on the track and in uniform.

Career Highlights


U.S. Olympic Team Member


Army Ten Miler Runner-Up


6th Place, 3000m Steeplechase,
NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship


3rd Place, 3000m Steeplechase,
NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship


1st Place, 3000m Steeplechase,
NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championship