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Kevin Forster

Kevin John Forster (born 27 September 1958 in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham) is a retired long-distance runner from England. He represented Great Britain at the 1988 Summer Olympics in the men's marathon, finishing in 33rd place 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, 2h 11min 41s and 1988, 2h 10min 52s). 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).


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  United Kingdom
1983 Enschede Marathon Enschede, Netherlands 1st 2:14:19
1987 Reading Half Marathon Reading, United Kingdom 1st 1:02:07[2]
Stockholm Marathon Stockholm, Sweden 1st 2:13:52
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 33rd 2:20:45[1]


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