Men's Cross Country

High endurance

Orphaned at age 9, Chernet Sisay lived on the streets of Ethiopia for more than a year and can't bear to summon the memories. So why can't he stop smiling?

Embraced With Every Step

When the cacophony of the world around him rattles in his brain and the thoughts of looming deadlines and dirty dishes and keeping pace with classmates pile up in his mind so high they obscure any other thought, Ryan Gehman needs a hug.

Billy Mills: Hero to Native Americans and Olympians everywhere

Billy Mills began life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. His Lakota name, “Makoce Te’hila,” means “Loves His Country” or, more traditionally, “Respects the Earth.” Orphaned by age 13, he faced poverty and discrimination but drew strength from running. Nothing has stopped him since.

Ken Corigliano: Serving his country and getting down and dirty

Corigliano ran cross country at Saint Leo University from 2002-06.  He graduated magna cum laude from the institution in 2006 and now serves in the U.S. Air Force. In 2009, he was selected as the Chief of U.S. Official Government Travel Intelligence Operations for all official U.S. government international dignitary travel.

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