Former Olympian and SI writer Kenny Moore 78
Moore ran the marathon in the 1972 Olympics and then went on to write for a living.
Moore ran for the University of Oregon under coach Bill Bowerman, earning three All-American honours.
In Eugene, the team won two national titles. His mile (4:04.2) and 3,000-meter steeplechase national records (8:49.4).
Moore competed in two Olympic games. In the 1968 Olympics, he finished 14th in the mile despite severe blisters. He was fourth in 1972.
From 1968 to 1973, Moore won the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco. Then he broke it twice in six years.
He was also known for being the first to test Bowerman's experimental running shoes. In 2017, Nike released a “Kenny Moore Collection”.
Moore joined Sports Illustrated as a contract writer the same year he finished his last Olympics.
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