The first of those training partners joined True on Friday as the Dartmouth graduate tweeted a photo of him with Sam Chelanga.
— Ben True (@bentrue) August 3, 2013After winning four NCAA cross-country and track titles for Virginia's Liberty University, Chelanga joined Mark Rowland's Oregon Track Club in 2011. At the 2012 Prefontaine Classic, Chelanga set a 5,000-meter personal best of 13:09.67. After finishing sixth at the New York City Half Marathon in 61:26 and running 13:20.07 at the Stanford Invitational, Chelanga's season was set-back with a stress fracture injury.
Now that the injury has healed, Chelanga will train with True on the East Coast. With United States citizenship on the way in 2015, Chelanga plans to run at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.