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NATIONAL DISTANCE RUNNING HALL OF FAME HONORS JOURNALIST,
KENNY MOORE WITH GEORGE SHEEHAN AWARD

July 10, 2001 (Utica, New York) -- The National Distance Running Hall of Fame annually
honors a journalist who has captured the spirit of running and has helped to enhance the
sport through words and stories. Kenny Moore, a 25-year veteran writer for Sports Illustrated,
will be honored with the George Sheehan Award For Outstanding Journalistic Contributions
to the Sport of Distance Running, at the Hall’s Induction Ceremony on July 13, at 5 p.m. at
the Stanley Performing Arts Center in Utica, New York.

Along with his forte in sports writing, particularly in track and field, Moore, of Honolulu, Hawaii,
was a successful runner himself, having qualified for two Olympic teams and earning fourth-place
in the 1972 Olympics. He helped with the creation of the Amateur Sports Act of 1978, which
organized Olympic sports in the U.S., and his "kindred spirit" has been likened to that of the man
for whom this honor is bestowed. "They loved running and both did very well. Kenny’s writing
not only inspired young runners, it motivated some of them to get into journalism," Dick Patrick,
one of Moore’s nominators and the USA Today track and field writer, said.

Moore also penned the screenplay "Without Limits," a feature film about Steve Prefontaine, an
honoree in the Hall’s 2000 class. During his 25-year stint at Sports Illustrated, Moore notably
brought the European road circuits and top middle-distance and distance stars to the attention of
the nation’s public. Patrick commented, "For a couple of generations of fans, Kenny Moore was
the definitive voice of the sport. Through his articles in Sports Illustrated, he brought alive the
European circuit as well as the major distance and middle-distance runners in the 1970s, 1980s
and 1990s. In the pre-internet and pre-cable era, he was a principle source of information as
well as an inspiration."

Rich O’Brien of Sports Illustrated, another nominator, says, "Moore was the finest writer
of track and field, particularly distance running, that Sports Illustrated ever had."

The National Distance Running Hall of Fame will present Moore with an artist’s rendition of a
bronzed typewriter during the ceremony. The National Distance Running Hall of Fame also houses
a replica of the award, which lists Moore and previous award winners, Bert Rosenthal and
Dick Patrick. "Moore is remarkably talented and a perfect example of how the talent and dedication
of one person can further a cause and alter the course of life for those he inspires," John Petrone,
director, National Distance Running Hall of Fame, said. "We are honored to add him to the list
of people whose aptitude and contributions to the sport of distance running will be immortalized
at the Hall of Fame."

The National Distance Running Hall of Fame, located in Utica, New York, was established in 1998
to honor the sport of distance running and the athletes who have made contributions to the sport.
From top runners and the most decorated athletes, to those who pushed the sport’s barriers and
eventually broke them, the Hall of Fame honors their talents, initiative and drive through the pictures,
memorabilia and awards that decorate the exhibit rooms and pull the visitor into the runner’s world,
a place often inhabited by the runner who alone, challenges and pushes the human spirit. The Hall
of Fame celebrates the sport’s greatest moments and bestows the highest honor of outstanding
athletes – induction into the Hall of Fame – during an annual ceremony held in conjunction with
the Boilermaker Road Race during Hall of Fame Weekend in Utica, New York.

 

 


 

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