Wesley Kiptoo
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Wesley Kiptoo

PERSONAL BESTS
3,000m – 7:43.61 (2022)
3,000m Steeplechase – 8:31.82 (2021)
5,000m – 13:14.74 (2021)
10,000m – 27:37.29 (2020)
Half Marathon – 1:01:25 (2022)

WESLEY’S STORY
A native of Marakwet, Kenya, Wesley developed his talent for running at Transcend Academy–a school founded and run by Boston Marathon Champion, Wesley Korir. Korir, a mentor to him to this day, helped Wesley find a new home in the United States where he moved in 2018 to attend Colby Community College. It was there that he met his now wife, Maribel. The couple has two children–Natalia and Santos.

PRO STATS
Wesley joined HOKA NAZ Elite in the spring of 2022 and got off to a great start by winning the Pittsburgh Half Marathon in May in 1:01:25. He would go on to run a number of summer road races, getting valuable experience for the future. In the fall he finished third at the prestigious Manchester Road Race.

NCAA STATS
Wesley began his collegiate career at Colby Community College where he was an NJCAA National Champion in cross country and the indoor 5,000 meter run. He moved on to NCAA Division I Powerhouse Iowa State University in 2020 and saw immediate success–eventually becoming a seven-time NCAA Division I All American in cross country and track and field, a seven-time Big 12 Champion, and the National Champion in the Indoor 5,000 meter run in 2021. As of 2022, he held Iowa State records in the indoor 3,000 and 5,000 meter runs as well as the outdoor 10,000 meters and the steeplechase.