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Keith Brantly

Keith Brantly
Personal information
Full name Keith Alan Brantly
Nationality  United States
Born (1962-05-23) May 23, 1962
Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 141 lb (64 kg)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Marathon, 10,000 meters
College team University of Florida

Keith Alan Brantly (born May 23, 1962) is an American former men's marathon, and finished twenty-eighth of 111 runners who completed the race, in a time of 2:18:17.[1]

He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science in 1986, and was later inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame.


  • Running career 1
    • High school 1.1
    • College 1.2
  • Achievements 2
  • Personal records 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Running career

High school

Brantly graduated from Winter Haven High School, in Winter Haven, Florida in 1980.

  • 1979 - Florida Class 4A High School State Cross Country Champion (14:18)
  • 1980 - Florida Class 4A High School Track and Field 2 mile Champion (9:13)


Brantly attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he ran for the Florida Gators track and field team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Southeastern Conference (SEC) competition from 1980 to 1983. He received All-American honors in the indoor two-mile run and twice in the 10,000-meter run.

  • 1982 - SEC 10,000 m Champion (30:18.23)
  • 1982 - 5th place in 2 mile at NCAA Indoor Championships (8:49.92)
  • 1983 - SEC 10,000 m Champion (29:48.1)
  • 1983 - 5th place in 10,000 m at NCAA Championships (29:45.95)
  • 1983 - SEC Cross Country Champion
  • 1984 - 7th place in 10,000 m at NCAA Championships (28:39.82)


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
1981 World Junior Cross Country Championships Madrid, Spain 3rd Junior race 22:07
1985 World University Games Kobe, Japan 1st 10,000 m 29:11.24
USA 10 km Road Championships Asbury Park, New Jersey 1st 10 km 28:39
1987 USA 10 km Road Championships Asbury Park, New Jersey 1st 10 km 28:47
1988 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Tampa, Florida 2nd 5,000 m 13:45.16
US Olympic Trials Indianapolis, Indiana 4th 5,000 m 13:47.87
1989 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Houston, Texas 2nd 5,000 m 13:40.2
USA 10 km Road Championships Raleigh, North Carolina 1st 10 km 28:55
1992 US Olympic Trials Marathon Columbus, Ohio 4th Marathon 2:14:16
1993 USA 20 km Road Championships New Haven, Connecticut 1st 20 km 59:55
New York City Marathon New York City, New York 5th Marathon 2:12:49
1995 USA 10 km Road Championships New Orleans, Louisiana 1st 10 km 29:12
USA 25 km Road Championships Grand Rapids, Michigan 1st 25 km 1:15:20
USA Marathon Championships Charlotte, North Carolina 1st Marathon 2:14:27
1996 US Olympic Trials Marathon Charlotte, North Carolina 3rd Marathon 2:13:22
Olympic Games Atlanta, Georgia 28th Marathon 2:18:27
1998 USA Marathon Championships Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1st Marathon 2:12:31

Personal records

Event Time
1500 m 3:40.7
5 km 13:36
10 km 28:02
15 km 42:50
Half-marathon 1:01:30
Marathon 2:12:31

See also


  1. ^, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Keith Brantly. Retrieved November 4, 2012.

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