Steve Kenyon

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Stephen ("Steve") Kenyon (born 16 September 1951) is a retired male long-distance runner from England, who competed in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the men's marathon and half marathon. He set his personal best of 2:11:40 over the classic distance on 13 June 1982 in Gateshead. He is a life member of both Bolton United Harriers & Salford Harriers. He has competed in nine World Cross Country Championships, with his highest finish being 17th at the 1980 race, where he was a member of the winning England team. He won the Great North Run in 1985. He was raised in Bolton, England.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United Kingdom and  England
1981 Egmond Half Marathon Egmond, Netherlands 1st Half marathon 1:08:03
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece Marathon DNF
1985 Great North Run South Shields, United Kingdom 1st Half marathon 1:02:44
  • 1986 3rd Great North Run
  • 1982 AAA Marathon Champion
  • 1979 3rd New York Marathon

PBs 5,000 mt 13-45 10,000 mts 28-20 10 mile 46-11 half marathon 61-31 marathon 2-11-40


  1. ^ Turnbull, Simon (2004-09-26). Athletics: Steve plays his nowhere man record. The Independent. Retrieved on 2012-02-06.