Woody Kincaid
Personal information
Born (1992-09-21) September 21, 1992 (age 30)
Littleton, Colorado, U.S.
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg)
Country United States
SportTrack, long-distance running
Event(s)1500 meters, mile, 3000 meters, 2-mile, 5000 meters, 10,000 meters
College teamUniversity of Portland
ClubBowerman Track Club
Turned pro2016
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)1500 meters: 3:42.42

10,000 meters: 27:12.78 [1]
3000 meters indoors: 7:47.19
5000 meters: 12:58.10

5000 meters indoors: 13:12.22
Medal record

William "Woody" Kincaid (born September 21, 1992) is an American long-distance runner. Kincaid competed for Portland Pilots and is currently sponsored by Nike where he is coached by Jerry Schumacher in the Bowerman Track Club.

High school

Kincaid attended Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, where he emerged as one of the top high school distance runners in Colorado until he graduated in 2011. While competing in high school cross country and track he became a multiple-time state finalist in Colorado highlighted by 2010 5A Cross Country State championship individual title.[2][3]


Kincaid attended University of Portland, where he also competed in cross country and track.[4] He was coached by Rob Conner while at Portland. He accumulated two All-American honors.[5] At the 2016 NCAA DI Outdoor T&F Championships, he placed ninth in the men's 5000 meter final. Kincaid earned an MBA from Portland in 2016.[6]


In 2016, Kincaid finished eighth in the 5000 meters at the 2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field).[7]

In 2017, Kincaid started a podcast in digital media Citius Magazine[8] that can be found through channels like SoundCloud and ITunes.[9][10][11]

In 2017, Kincaid earned a silver medal in second place in 2 Mile at 2017 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships.[12]

On September 10, 2019, Kincaid became the 8th man in American history to break 13 minutes in the 5k, when he ran a time of 12:58.1. [13] It is the 5th fastest time in US history.

In 2021, Kincaid placed 7th in the Prickly Pear Invitational over 3000m with a personal best of 7:46.07. The meet was held in Phoenix, Arizona on February 6th. On February 20th, he competed in the 10,000m at the TEN, a meet held by Sound Running in Southern California. There he placed 3rd to his Bowerman teammates Marc Scott and Grant Fisher, running a personal best of 27:12.78. His time places him 6th on the all-time U.S. list for the distance. At the 2021 US Olympic Trials, he won the 10,000m event and earned a spot on the US Olympic team along with Fisher and Joe Klecker; he also placed third in the 5,000m.[14][15]


  1. ^ "William KINCAID | Profile | World Athletics".
  2. ^ Columbine High School Athletics. "Columbine HS Track and Field records". Retrieved March 9, 2017.
  3. ^ DyeStat. "Athlete Name: William Kincaid School Name: Columbine ( LITTLETON, CO) Class: 2011 College Choice: University of Portland". Retrieved March 9, 2017.
  4. ^ Portland Pilots Woody Kincaid University of Portland 2016.
  5. ^ William Kincaid TEAM: Portland DI, WCC, MPSF, DI West TFRRS. 2016
  6. ^ Pamplin School of Business at University of Portland. One of his best performances at the University of Portland came when he was the fifth and final scorer on the 2014 3rd place Men's cross country team. He finished in 70th place and passed and astounding 50 people in the last 2 kilometers of the race. "Woody Kincaid missing class for an exciting reason!". Retrieved November 10, 2017. ((cite web)): |author= has generic name (help)
  7. ^ "Portland's Woody Kincaid May Have Joined Bowerman TC". November 24, 2016.
  8. ^ "New podcast by Woody Kincaid takes us inside the Bowerman Track Club". Citius Mag Staff. March 3, 2017.
  9. ^ "Price of a mile". April 26, 2017.
  10. ^ "New Bowerman Track Club podcast: Woody Kincaid interviews Evan Jager". April 26, 2017.
  11. ^ "Paul Chelimo, Ryan HIll and Woody Kincaid tangle in Albuquerque: Oregon track & field rundown". The Oregonian. March 4, 2017.
  12. ^ "Who The Hell Is Woody Kincaid?". Deadspin by Sarah Barker. March 14, 2017.
  13. ^ "Woody Kincaid Burns up Nike's Famed Wooded Track with 12:58 PB for 5000". 11 September 2019.
  14. ^ Sands, Rich. "Woody Kincaid Sprints his Way to Distance Glory in Olympic Trials 10,000 Meter". Team USA. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  15. ^ Douglas, Scott (2021-06-27). "Paul Chelimo Wins Men's 5,000 at Olympic Track and Field Trials". Runner's World. Retrieved 2021-07-22.