Kevin Sullivan (athlete)
Sullivan studied civil engineering at the University of Michigan where he had 14 All-American honors and won 4 NCAA (one relay and 3 individual). Sulivan's father, Richard, is a machinist. He has two brothers, Darren and Colin. He played hockey and soccer while growing up in Brantford. He is married to former Canadian national team 3000 m steeplechaser, Karen Harvey, whom he met while studying at University of Michigan.
Sullivan competed in 1000 metre, 1500 metre, and mile events and represented Canada. His personal best times are 3:31.71 for the 1500 (set in June 2000) and 3:50.36 for the mile. He is the Canadian record-holder for the indoor 3000 m, 7:40.17 (set February 9, 2007). His best Olympic showing is a fifth-place finish at Sydney. In 2005, he left his long time Michigan coach, Ron Warhurst, to train under the coaching of Julie Henner. In the 2008 Summer Olympics, Sullivan reached the semi-finals of the 1500 metre but failed to qualify for the final. Sullivan was also a torchbearer for the 2010 Winter Olympics, carrying the torch into Brantford.
Sullivan has been named one of the greatest Canadian distance runners of all time, concerning his placings in international competition, having competed at 3 Olympic Games, 22 World Championships (outdoors, indoors, and cross country), and still holding 4 Canadian track and field records including 3 outdoor and 1 indoor.
|800 metres||1:47.06||Baton Rouge, LA, United States||1 January 1995|
|1000 metres||2:17.59||Athen, Greece||28 June 2000|
|1500 metres||3:31.71||Rome, Italy||30 June 2000|
|Mile||3:50.26||Oslo, Norway||28 July 2000|
|2000 metres||5:04.35||Gateshead, England||19 July 1998|
|3000 metres||7:41.61||Stockholm, Sweden||22 July 2008|
|5000 metres||13:19.27||Walnut, CA, United States||13 April 2007|