People Who Kick Buts: Kenny Moore
It is the illlusion that we can go no faster that holds us back.
- Born on December 1, 1943.
- At the University of Oregon, Moore was one of Bill Bowerman’s finest distance runners.
After college, Moore ran in the Olympic marathon at both Mexico City and Munich, finishing fourth in 1972.
- He 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.
- 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.
- Moore was also one of the athletes who pushed for the Amateur Sports Act of 1978. He also helped to write the screenplay for the 1998 biopic Without Limits, a film about former Oregon Ducks standout Steve Prefontaine.
- Kenny Moore currently lives in Eugene, Oregon, and Hawaii.