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Actor, Tenor, World Ranked Master Runner
USA Track and Field
Retired Professor, Classical Voice
Bermidji State University
Sunriver, OR

John Keston is a Bristish-born actor and singer, and a world record holding runner.  He also served in the Royal Air Force during World War II.

In 1968, John Keston appeared with Juliet Prowse in the original London West End production of Neil Simon's "Sweet Charity" in the role of Vittorio Vidal.  He was for a while dubbed "King" of the TV commercials, having five commercials playing simultaneously.  Perhaps Keston's best known performance in recent years is as Gehn, in the famous CD rom game "Riven," sequel to the also famous "Myst."

In February, 1975, Keston went to Bemidji State University, Minnesota, as Artist in Residence. He taught classical singing and developed student opera programs.  Keston remained at Bemidji State University for fifteen years, becoming professor of music, teaching classical singing, performance languages and theatre.

Keston's running accomplishments are too numerous to catalogue.  He holds many U.S. and world age records, and continues to compete in marathons and other track and field events.  

On May 14, 2005, Keston became the oldest sub-7 miler in history by running the mile in 6:48:2 in the Fountain of Youth Masters Mile at Canby High School, Canby, Oregon. 

He became a U.S. citizen in 1995, and lives in Sunriver, Oregon with his wife Anne. He is currently working on a memoir, with the working title "Expressions of Life".

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