FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. – 2nd Lt. Emmanuel Bor, environmental science officer at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center here, qualified to represent the United States at the 2023 World Athletics Cross Country Championships on Feb.18 in Bathurst, Australia.
Bor's qualifying race was his first-place finishing time of 28:44 at the USA Track & Field (USATF) Cross Country Championships Men’s 10K event on Jan. 21 in Richmond, Virginia.
“The [USATF] was used to select the team that will represent USA at the 2023 World Cross Country Championships to be held in Australia,” Bor said. “The events also provided the opportunity for the armed forces to compete for the title, and the Army men’s cross country team won the 2023 Armed Forces Cross Country Championship title.”
Bor, 34, was born in Eldoret, Kenya, and came to the United States to attend the University of Alabama. He graduated in 2011 and then enlisted in the Army in 2014. In 2017, he was accepted into the Army’s World Class Athlete Program which allows top-ranked Soldier-athletes to perform at the international level while also serving in the Army.
“It’s an honor to me to represent the United States and this flag,” Bor said. “The chance to represent the Army is amazing. This is a dream that I’ve always dreamed about. This is a moment that I cherish.”
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