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Kevin Burnham competed in the 470 Class at the 1992, 1996, and 2004 Olympics, winning a silver in 1992 and a gold in 2004 in Athens, Greece, where he was the oldest gold medalist.
He also won a gold medal at the 1986 Goodwill Games. Burnham was a sailor who competed in virtually every type of race. In big ocean racing, he competed in the Sydney-Hobart Race, The Rolex Transatlantic Challenge, and the Newport-to-Bermuda Race. He also won the 1989 Worrell 1000 Mile race. Burnham was an 11-time US champion in various boats.
Burnham later turned to coaching, working with US sailors, as well as the Israeli and Czech Republic national teams. He also coached Paralympian sailors.
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