SGT Ednah Kurgat
5,000m / 10,000m
A late start into competitive running hasn’t hurt Ednah in the slightest. Though she started long-distance running only after completing high school in her native Kenya, her performance immediately showed an unusual combination of drive and talent. She wanted to secure an athletic scholarship for further studies abroad – and ran well enough to do that at the University of New Mexico. An NCAA Cross Country champion, Ednah graduated in May 2020, enlisted in the Army the same month, and now chases dreams of Olympic victory with WCAP.
The Army includes people from different backgrounds, and WCAP gives me the opportunity to interact with people from different cultures and learn from them as well.
U.S. World XC Team Member
USATF XC National Championships, 1st Place
1st place, 5,000, Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener
1st place, 1,000m, Mountain West Outdoor Championships
NCAA Cross Country Champion