Kenneth Clark Moore is an American athlete and journalist. At the University of Oregon, Moore was one of Bill Bowerman's finest distance runners. Moore a two time Olympian ran both the 1968 Mexico City and 1972 Munich Olympic marathon, finishing fourth in 1972. Moore won the largest footrace in the world, the San Francisco Bay to Breakers, six times in a row—the all-time leader in victories in the race. He also won the national titles in cross-country running in 1967 and in the marathon in 1971. After his track career, Moore became a journalist and screenwriter. He had a twenty-five-year career covering athletics for Sports Illustrated. At the end of his career at Sports Illustrated, Moore took up the plight of former competitor Mamo Wolde, who was falsely imprisoned in Ethiopia. In his story, Moore championed Wolde's release from prison, a release that came months before Wolde's death. Moore was also one of the athletes who pushed for the Amateur Sports Act of 1978.
|Event(s):||Mile to marathon, steeplechase|
|Club:||Oregon Track Club, University of Oregon|
|Personal best(s):||Mile – 4:04.2 (1966), 3000 mS – 8:49.4 (1966), 5000 m – 13:46.4 (1970), 10000 m – 28:47.6 (1970), Mar – 2:11:36 (1970)|
|IMDb:||Kenny Moore's IMDb|
About Kenny Moore
Long-distance runner who competed in the marathon at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics, finishing fourth in the latter.
Kenny Moore Before Fame
He attended the University of Oregon, where he was a standout runner.
Achievement of Kenny Moore
He set a record by winning the longest footrace in the world - the Bay to Breaker's - six times in a row.
Kenny Moore Family Life
He was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon.
Associations of Kenny Moore
He has had a successful writing career, and wrote the screenplay for "Without Limits," a movie about his fellow Oregon alum Steve Prefontaine .
Information related to Kenny Moore
- Sportspeople from Eugene, Oregon
- American male long-distance runners