Olympian named executive director of Atlanta Track Club

10:34 AM, Feb 5, 2014   |    comments
Rich Kenah (far left) finishes third in the men's 800M at the U.S. Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 27, 1999. (Mike Nelson/AFP/Getty Images)
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ATLANTA -- Former Olympic runner Rich Kenah has been named the new executive director of the Atlanta Track Club.

Kenah will begin his new role Feb. 24. He comes to Atlanta from Boston-based Global Athletics and Marketing, Inc.

"Rich is a proven leader in our sport. His passion for running and his abiding commitment to promote health and fitness through engagement in our sport uniquely qualifies him to lead the Atlanta Track Club in its mission to serve our members and our community," Atlanta Track Club Chairman of the Board Bill Duffey said in a release.

Kenah replaces Tracey Russell, who left the track club last summer to become CEO of the Asics LA Marathon.

He represented the U.S. at four IAAF World Indoor and Outdoor Championships and won two bronze medals at the 1997 events. Kenah also placed second in the 800M at the 2000 Olympic Trials, which earned him a spot on the 2000 U.S. Olympic team. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in International Marketing from Georgetown University.

The Atlanta Track Club is responsible for the AJC Peachtree Road Race, the world's largest 10K. Registration for this year's Peachtree, which is held every July 4, opens Mar. 15.

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