Wednesday, February 8

Former Olympian, Sports Illustrated Writer Kenny Moore Dies at 78

Former Olympian and Sports Illustrated writer Kenny Moore died Wednesday at 78.

Moore ran collegiately under coach Bill Bowerman at the University of Oregon, where he finished his career with three All-American honors. The team earned two national titles during his time in Eugene. He held two national personal records for the mile (4:04.2) and the 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:49.4).

Moore made two Olympic appearances during his track career. He placed 14th in the mile in the 1968 Olympics as he dealt with severe blisters during the race. In 1972, he placed fourth.

Moore won the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco for six consecutive years from 1968 to ’73. He broke his own record twice in those six years.

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