Kevin Forster

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Kevin Forster 1983.jpg
Kevin Forster winning the Enschede Marathon in 1983
Personal information
Born (1958-09-27) 27 September 1958 (age 56)
Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, UK
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Sport
Sport Long-distance running
Club Valli Harriers

Kevin John Forster (born 27 September 1958) is a retired long-distance runner from England. He finished 33rd in the marathon at the 1988 Summer Olympics and was the fastest English marathon runner of 1988.[1]

Forster won the Enschede Marathon, the Toronto Marathon and the Stockholm Marathon during his career and had two silver medals from the London Marathon (1984, 2:11:41 and 1988, 2:10:52). He was also a member of the England Cross Country teams competing in the World Cross Country Championships through the 1980s, winning silver team medals in 1982 (Rome) and 1987 (Warsaw). Forster won an individual silver medal in the 1987 European Club championships (Clusone, Milan).[citation needed]

Achievements[edit]

  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  United Kingdom
1983 Enschede Marathon Enschede, Netherlands 1st 2:14:19[2]
1987 Reading Half Marathon Reading, United Kingdom 1st 1:02:07[3]
Stockholm Marathon Stockholm, Sweden 1st 2:13:52[4]
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 33rd 2:20:45[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kevin Forster Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  2. ^ Enschede Marathon. arrs.net
  3. ^ Stan Eldon. "Reading Half Marathon". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  4. ^ The history of Stockholm Marathon. stockholmmarathon.se

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