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Wesley Korir
Wesley Korir


Eldoret, Kenya

High School:
St. Joseph's

Last College:
Murray State

2004 Cross Country: Named Conference USA Freshman Runner of the Year after winning four individual event titles ... Opened his collegiate cross country career with four wins at the Woodford Trials, Commodore Classic, Greater Louisville Classic and Cardinal Classic ... Named All-Conference after earning a seventh-place finish at the C-USA Championships ... Finished 42nd at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

Prior to U of L: Began track and field career at Murray State where he won the 10,000-meter and 5,000-meter titles at the 2004 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships and also won the 5,000-meter title at the OVC Indoor Championships ... Overall, Korir won five individual titles in the 5,000-meter run ... Named OVC Runner of the Week on two occasions.

Personal: Born on Nov. 15, 1982 in Kitale, Kenya ... Son of Nehemiah Kip Korir Koros ... Majoring in pre-med ... Attended St. Joseph's High School ... Post-college ambition is to run professionally ... Person with the greatest influence on his athletic career is Paul Ereng ... Person he'd most like to meet is God.

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