Iona College cross country/track & field alumnus Leonard Korir
'12 became Iona's first USATF Olympian when he competed at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 13. A two-time NCAA Div. 1 national champion while competing for Iona, Korir finished 14th overall in a 34 runners in the 10,000-meter final
-- second of three Americans.
Former Gael Maya Rehberg
ran for her native Germany, also in track & field -- placing 15th in her heat in the 3,000-meter steeple chase
. She set the Iona 3k steeple chase standard at the 2014 NCAA Championships.
A third Gael, Anna Holm Baumeister
represented Denmark in the women's marathon on August 14. She finished 55th out of a field of 157 competitors.
Also see a New York Daily News story
from 2012 about Korir running his first professional race the morning he also graduated -- go about halfway down the page to "RACE FOR KNOWLEDGE" -- and a New York Post
story previewing his Olympic race.