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. In his story, Moore championed Wolde's release from prison, a release that came months before Wolde's death.
Kenny Moore currently lives in Eugene, Oregon, and Hawaii. He has recently published a book about his former coach titled Bowerman and the Men of Oregon. He is also the author of Best Efforts: World Class Runners and Races (Doubleday 1982)