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Bob Kennedy

You scored 60 Kick, 52 Toughness, 60 Endurance, and 57 Pain Tolerance!

Indiana University graduate Bob Kennedy (born 18 August 1970) is one of the better known cross country and track & field runners in the United States. He specialized in longer distances, and owns the American 5000 m meter record. At 12:58.21, he was the first non-African to break 13:00 in that distance. He also set American records in the 3000 m race (7:30.84) and the 2-mile (8:11.59); the latter has since been broken by Alan Webb. Kennedy and coach Kim McDonald always believed that American distance runners could run with the greatest of the world's distance runners, but they had to be prepared to punish their bodies with the hard work it takes to compete at the very highest levels. He trained for part of his career in Kenya, participating in the notoriously grueling workouts the Kenyans use to get themselves into racing shape. The highlight of Kennedy's career came in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. In the 5000 meter finals, in move reminiscent of Steve Prefontaine, Kennedy surged to the front and forced the pace late in the race. Lacking raw speed, however, he was passed in the waning laps and placed 6th. He had also made it to the finals of the 1992 Olympic 5000m race and placed 12th. He also ran the 5000m in the World Championships in Athletics for the US in '91 (12th), '93, '95 (12th), '97 (6th), and 99 (9th).

Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • Kick Distribution

    They scored 60% on Kick, higher than 82% of your peers.

  • Toughness Distribution

    They scored 52% on Toughness, higher than 39% of your peers.

  • Endurance Distribution

    They scored 60% on Endurance, higher than 73% of your peers.

  • Pain Tolerance Distribution

    They scored 57% on Pain Tolerance, higher than 75% of your peers.

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