Elite Men

Andy Bayer


The 2012 NCAA 1500m Champion, Bayer went on to run for Nike for 7 years before retiring from professional running in 2021. In 2022, Bayer came out of retirement and has since won the Indian Invitational 3000 Metres Steeplechase and placed 9th in the USA Championships 3000 Metres Steeplechase.

David Bett


David Bett was a World Junior Champion in the 5000m in 2010 and the World Youth Championship silver medalist in the 3000m in 2009. Recently, Bett won the 2019 B.A.A. 10K and the 2022 Cooper River Bridge Run 10K.

2022: 3rd (32:39)
2019: 5th (32:57)

Sam Chelanga

Colorado Springs, CO

Sam Chelanga finished 8th in the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials 10,000m which he followed with a win at the 2021 AJC Peachtree Road Race, earning him his sixth USATF title. A four-time winning NCAA Division 1 champion, he set an NCAA 10,000m record during his tenure at Liberty University. Chelanga runs with the World Class Army Program and is a 1st Lieutenant.

2016: 3rd (32:49)
2015: 4th (32:21)

Patrick Dever

Great Britain

Prior to becoming a professional runner, Dever finished his collegiate years with a 1st place finish and meet record in the NCAA 10,000m National Championships with a time of 27:41.87. Now representing Puma, Dever competes in the 5000m and 10,000m, garnering a 1st place finish in 2021 and a 5th place finish in 2022 in the British Athletic Championships 5000m.

Wesley Kiptoo

Flagstaff, AZ

The 2021 NCAA Indoor Champion in the 5000m, Kiptoo ran for Iowa State, where he was a seven-time Division 1 All American in cross country and track and field, as well as a seven-time Big 12 Champion. Now training with the Hoka NAZ Elite, Kiptoo has had a strong 2023 season, winning the Pittsburgh Half Marathon and 2nd in the Aramco Houston Half Marathon.

2022: 5th (32:51)

John Korir


The 2022 winner of the Los Angeles Marathon, John Korir is a marathon runner from Kenya. IIn 2023, Korir was the runner-up at the historic Utica Boilermaker 15k, breaking a nearly 18 year old course record in the process. Korir also placed 10th in the Kenyan Championships 10,000m and 9th in the 2023 Boston Marathon.

Edwin Kurgat


A 10-time All American at Iowa State, Kurgat was the 2019 Cross Country Champion with a 10k time of 30:32.7. After an injury in 2021, Kurgat returned in 2022 to win theSound Running FitnessBank Cross Championship in Austin, Texas. This year, he has had a strong season in the 10k, placing 4th in the TD Beach to Beacon, 5th in the Atlanta Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race, and 2nd in the B.A.A. 10K.

PC: Katlyn Campbell

Kieran Tuntivate

Eugene, Oregon

The current Asian record holder in the indoor 5000m, Tuntivate is a professional runner for the Bowerman Track Club. He holds every Thai record from the 1500m to the 10,000m. During his time at Harvard, he set an Ivy League record in the 3000m and was a five time Ivy League champion in the 3000m and 5000m.


Elite Women

Emma Grace Hurley

Atlanta, Georgia

Hurley scored a 2nd place finish in the 2023 USATF 15K Championships with a time of 50:04, and a first place finish in the 1500m and the 5000m at the 2023 Georgia Tech Invitational 1500m with times of 4:14.49 and 16:18.03 respectively. Having graduated from Furman in 2020, and joining the Atlanta Track Club in November 2021, Hurley is relatively new on the professional running scene and will be running at Falmouth for the first time.

PC: Austin Desisto

Weini Kelati

Flagstaff, Arizona

In 2022, Kelati finished second at the 2022 USA Cross Country Championships with a time of 34:18 In 2019, she won the NCAA Championships 10,000m with a time of 33:10.84. Kelati is a two time champion at the US 5km Championships in New York City. Recently, Kelati placed 8th in the USA Championships 5000m with a time of 15:15.49.

Edna Kiplagat


Edna Kiplagat is returning to Falmouth for her third year in a row, as the second place finisher last year, and the winner in 2021. As one of the most accomplished marathoners in the world, Kiplagat won both the World Athletics World Championships Marathon and the Boston Marathon twice, as well as London (2014), and New York City (2010). She is a three-time winner of the Abbott World Marathon Majors Championships.

2022: 2nd (36:28)
2021: 1st (36:52)

Everlyn Kemboi

Orem, Utah

A current student at Utah Valley University, Kemboi won the 10,000m final at the 2023 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. With a time of 32:39.08, she set the facility record and became her school’s first NCAA Division I national champion. Her 10,000m personal best is 32:03.30, set at the 2023 Stanford Invitational.

Cynthia Limo

Lansing, Missouri

Hailing from Kenya, Limo placed second in the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in 2016 with a time of 1:07:34. In the same year, she ran a half marathon PR of 66:04 which places her as the fourth fastest woman for the distance. Most recently, Limo placed 6th in the Mastercard New York Mini 10K and the B.A.A. 10K in Boston.

PC: Cliff Jette

Hellen Obiri


The only woman to have won world titles in outdoor track, indoor track, and cross country, Obiri has an impressive record in the Olympics, world championships, and the Diamond League. She won the 5000m world championships in 2017 and 2019, where she set a championship record of 14:26.72 and was a silver medalist in the 5000m at the 2016 Rio and 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Obiri won the 2023 Boston Marathon and is currently ranked first in the world for the Women’s 5000m and 10,000m. She will be coming to Falmouth with her coach, former Olympian, Dathan Ritzenhein.

Fiona O’Keefe

North Carolina

In 2022, O’Keefe ran the fastest ever debut half-marathon by a U.S. woman at the Houston Half Marathon with a time of 1:07:42. She placed second in the 2022 NACAC 5000m with a time of 15:15.13.

PC: Kevin Morris

Andrea Seccafien

Eugene, Oregon

A Canadian long distance runner, Seccafien is the Canadian Record Holder in the 10,000m with a time of 31:13.94, and the Half Marathon with a time of 31:13.94. She placed 15th in the 5000m at the 2020 Olympics with a time of 15:12.09.

Emily Sisson

Prrovidence, Rhode Island

Sisson currently holds the North American marathon record, with a time of 2:18:29, set at the 2022 Chicago Marathon. She also holds the American half-marathon record, having beaten her previous record by 19 seconds at the 2023 Aramco Houston Half Marathon with a time of 66:52. At the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, Sisson won the 10,000m in 31:03.82, breaking a 17-year old Trials record. She went on to get 10th place in the Olympics with a time of 31:09.58.

Taylor Werner

North Carolina

A former runner at the University of Arkansas, Werner was part of the winning team at the 2019 NCAA Division 1 Cross Country Championships. In 2017, she won the 3000m Pan American U20 Championships with a time of 9:16.12. One of her most recent runs at the Portland Track Festival ended in a first place finish in the 5000m with a time of 15:03.13.

2021: 7th (37:53)

Elite Stats


Andy Bayerhttps://worldathletics.org/athletes/united-states/andrew-bayer-14360463

David Betthttps://worldathletics.org/athletes/kenya/david-kiprotich-bett-14375789

Sam Chelangahttps://worldathletics.org/athletes/united-states/samuel-kiprono-chelanga-14207499

Patrick Dever – https://worldathletics.org/athletes/great-britain-ni/patrick-dever-14523465

Wesley Kiptoo https://worldathletics.org/athletes/kenya/wesley-kiptoo-14586470

John Korirhttps://worldathletics.org/athletes/kenya/john-korir-14845463

Edwin Kurgathttps://worldathletics.org/athletes/kenya/edwin-kurgat-14401023

Kieran Tuntivatehttps://worldathletics.org/athletes/thailand/kieran-tuntivate-14647807



Emma Grace Hurley – https://worldathletics.org/athletes/united-states/emma-grace-hurley-14708277

Weini Kelatihttps://worldathletics.org/athletes/united-states/weini-kelati-frezghi-14877184

Everlyn Kemboihttps://worldathletics.org/athletes/united-states/everlyn-kemboi-15014353

Edna Kiplagathttps://worldathletics.org/athletes/kenya/edna-ngeringwony-kiplagat-14289137

Cynthia Limohttps://worldathletics.org/athletes/kenya/cynthia-jerotich-limo-14436834

Helen Obiri https://worldathletics.org/athletes/kenya/hellen-obiri-14424921

Fiona O’Keefe https://worldathletics.org/athletes/united-states/fiona-okeeffe-14639376

Andrea Seccafienhttps://worldathletics.org/athletes/canada/andrea-seccafien-14267226

Emily Sissonhttps://worldathletics.org/athletes/united-states/emily-sisson-14321386

Taylor Wernerhttps://worldathletics.org/athletes/united-states/taylor-werner-14534526