Russell Kennedy leading Brian McKeever
Headshot of Russell Kennedy

Russell Kennedy

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para Nordic

Hometown

Canmore, AB

Russell Kennedy was one of two guides at the Paralympic Games for Brian McKeever. He helped guide McKeever to triple gold in cross country skiing along with one bronze. Kennedy competed at the Olympic Games in PyeongChang racing in the men’s sprint classic, the 4X10 km relay and the 50 km mass start.

While he grew up in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, he has represented Canada internationally since 2010.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2018 Winter
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Pyeongchang, South Korea
3
1

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Member of the 2018 Olympic team…

 

PERSONAL

Was first on skis at age 2… Started cross-country skiing competitively in middle school… Moved from California to Canmore in June 2010 to further his skiing career…

NOTABLE RESULTS

2018 Paralympic Games - 20 km freestyle cross country - 1st

2018 Paralympic Games - Sprint cross country - 1st

2018 Paralympic Games - 10 km - 1st

2018 Paralympic Games - 4X2.5 km relay cross country - 3rd