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Kevin Osborn

Hometown:   Wahpeton / Current residence Little Canada, Miinnesota

High School:   Wahpeton Senior High School

College:           North Dakota State College of Science


Road Bests

5000:                   14:59

10000:                30:54

8 Miler:                39:58

10 Miler:             52 and Change

1/2 Marathon:     1:09:30 split time at City of Lakes 25K

Marathon:            2:21:56  at Grandma's Marathon in 1987

Ultra:                     5:44    1984 Lewis and Clark 50 Miler

19.2 mile Run around Woman Lake in Hackensack:          1:46


Honors and Achievements:

Won the North Dakota Marathon in Grand Forks, The Bismarck Marathon and the Longest Day Marathon in Brookings.

Racing Affiliations:     

 Was sponsored by Etonic shoe company for a few years in teh 80's.   Am currently affiliated with Gear Racing team in the Cities.   Gearrunningstore.com.   Check it out.

Current Running:

Still run anywhere from 50 to 100+ miles a week.   Do not race as much or as fast as I once did.

Most Memorable Running event:

Each race has its own little story, but running th e1988 Ekiden road relay in New York with teammates like Joel (Rovang), Arnie (Falk), Bobby (Hoffner), Jerry (Schwartz), Mike (Just) and Dave (Wrolstad) was memorable.

Favorite Place to Run:

The Lakes with Tom Z. and Paul C.

Favorite Workout:

Running 7-10 miles, then going to the track for 5x1 mile repeats under 4:50 per mile.

Why did you start running?

My brother Brent was running at the time and I would try and hang with him in training runs.   We would go out for an easy 5 and he would just kill me....He got his payback though!!!!


Favorite Race:     Dam to Dam 20K in Des Moines, IA.

Other Activities:   

 Am working as an Environmental Microscopist with Braun Intertec in Minneapolis.


Running has been and still is a big part of my life.   I have met so many good people in this sport that have influenced my life, like Rollie Rust, Tom Devine, Jared Mondry, Craig Davidson, Dave Wrolstad, Dick Bowman, Tom Stambaugh, Fred McCurnin, Tom Zimmerman and Brent Osborn.  Each one true competitors to the end.