Kevin Sullivan is arguably the best 1500-metre /mile runners in Canadian
track and field history. He heads to the Olympics on a roll. This summer
he broke Canadian records in the 1,500 with a 3:31.71 at a Grand Prix meet
in Rome June 30 and a month later set the national mark for the mile in
3:50.26 at a meet in Norway.
Still Sullivan would love nothing more than to display his talents on the
biggest world stage this September. He missed the 1996 Olympic Games with
an injury and is coming of a disappointing performance at last year's
He made his first international mark at the 1992 world junior championships
winning the bronze medal and was the world's second-ranked junior over
1,500 metres a year later. He spent his university years starring for the
University of Michigan, winning the NCAA 1,500-metre title in 1995 and
earning an engineering degree.
He took a silver medal in the 1,500 at the 1994 Commonwealth Games and was
fifth at the 1995 world championships. He missed most of 1996 with
He was married in his hometown to Canadian national track team member Karen
Harvey in August 1998. His brother Colin is one of the top Canadian
junior 800-metre runners.
Men's 1,500: Kevin Sullivan, Brantford, Ont., finished second in semifinal heat, advanced to final.
Men's 1,500 metres: Kevin Sullivan, Brantford, Ont., finished fourth in first-round heat, advanced to semifinals.
It's a pack mentality in the men's 1,500 metre semi
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