Honoree

Robert Owen Kennedy

AWARDS

Z.G. Clevenger Award (2018)
B.S., 1992
IUB Athletics Hall of Fame (2002)
B.S., 1992
Olympians (1996)
Men's Track and Field
United States of America
Location: Atlanta
Event: 5,000-M-Run
Olympians (1992)
Men's Track and Field
United States of America
Location: Barcelona
Event: 5,000-M-Run
Finish: 5th

BIOGRAPHY

Bob Kennedy represented Indiana University in track and cross country from 1988 to 1992. As a student at IU, he was a 20-time Big Ten champion, a four-time NCAA champion, and was named IU Athlete of the Year.

A two-time Olympic runner, he was a 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter American record holder, holding the 5,000-meter American record for more than 13 years. Kennedy competed in the 5,000 meters at both the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, finishing in 6th place at the 1996 games. He was ranked No. 4 in the world in the 5,000 meters in 1996.

As co-owner of the Athletic Annex, Kennedy has also been in the running and walking specialty retail business for more than 14 years, and is recognized nationally as an expert in the field. He served as president of the IU Varsity Club in 2016 - 17.