Joseph Chirlee

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Joseph Chirlee
Joseph Chirlee 2010.jpg
Chirlee at the 2010 Army Ten-Miler
Personal information
Born (1980-02-14) February 14, 1980 (age 37)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 10,000 m, half-marathon, marathon
Club U.S. Army
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 10,000 m – 27:43.96 (2012)
HM – 1:02:18 (2006)
Mar – 2:15:55 (2008)[1]

Joseph Chirlee (born February 14, 1980)[nb] is an American long-distance runner born in Kenya. Chirlee immigrated to the US in 2006,[2] and became a US citizen in March 2010, but due to IAAF regulations was barred from international competition for two years after that.[3]

In 2007, Chirlee won the Naples Half Marathon. In 2010, Chirlee joined the United States Army as a member of its World Class Athlete Program,[4] where he attempted to compete in the 2011 United States Cross Country Championships, but was barred by USA Track & Field rules.

In 2012, Chirlee ran an Olympic-qualifying 10k time at Wageningen,[4] but he did not make the Olympic team, finishing 16th at the Olympic trials.[5]


  • nb Some sources list 1981 as his birthdate, although the IAAF lists 1980 and takes information from official passports.


  1. ^ Joseph Chirlee profile at IAAF
  2. ^ "Joseph Chirlee". Boston Athletic Association. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Pennington, Bill (3 February 2011). "He Can Serve, but He Can't Run". New York Times. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Gugala, Jon (21 June 2012). "Joseph Chirlee Biding His Time". Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Men's 10,000 meter run". USATF. Retrieved 13 May 2013.