Joseph Chirlee (born 14 February 1980)[nb] is an American long-distance runner born in Kenya. Chirlee emigrated to the US in 2006, and became a US citizen in March 2010, but due to IAAF regulations was barred from international competition for two years after that.
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, where he attempted to compete in the 2011 United States Cross Country Championships, but was barred by USA Track & Field rules.
- 10,000 metres - 27:43.96 (Wageningen, 2012)
- Half-marathon - 1:02:18 (Philadelphia, 2006)
- 30,000 metres - 1:34:12.7 (Eugene, 2011)
- Marathon - 2:15:55 (Houston, 2008)
- nb Some sources list 1981 as his birthdate, although the IAAF lists 1980 and takes information from official passports.
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- Gugala, Jon (21 June 2012). "Joseph Chirlee Biding His Time". Competitor.com. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
- "Men's 10,000 meter run". USATF. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
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