Kevin Forster

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Kevin Forster
Kevin Forster 1983.jpg
Kevin Forster winning the Enschede Marathon in 1983
Personal information
Full nameKevin John Forster
Born (1958-09-27) 27 September 1958 (age 60)
Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight9 st 8 lb (61 kg)
SportLong-distance running
ClubValli 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).[2]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United Kingdom &  England
1983 The Morpeth Morpeth, England 1st 22.7 km 1:08:24
1983 Enschede Marathon Enschede, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:14:19[3]
1986 Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, Scotland 8th Marathon 2:16:36
1987 Reading Half Marathon Reading, England 1st Half Marathon 1:02:07[4]
Stockholm Marathon Stockholm, Sweden 1st Marathon 2:13:52[5]
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 33rd Marathon 2:20:45[1]


  1. ^ a b "Kevin Forster Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  2. ^ Kevin Forster. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-06-27.
  3. ^ Enschede Marathon.
  4. ^ Stan Eldon. "Reading Half Marathon". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  5. ^ The history of Stockholm Marathon.

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