Kenny, Grant

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Kenny, Grant Gender: M
Grant Hayden Kenny
born on 14 June 1963 at 12:30 (= 12:30 PM )
Place Maryborough (Queensland), Australia, 25s32, 152e42
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Sutton
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 22°20' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 12°30 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 02°35'

Grant Kenny


Australian Ironman, surf lifesaver and canoeist, who competed in two Summer Olympics in Kayaks and won a bronze medal in the K-2 1000 m event with Barry Kelly at Los Angeles in 1984.

Kenny made headlines in 1980 when, as a 16-year-old, he won both the Australian Junior and Open Iron Man Championship on the same day. Kenny then won the Australian Open Ironman Title for the following three years. He also became a household name in Australia due to his sponsorship deals with Kelloggs Nutri-Grain, and appeared in television commercials for the cereal.

After turning his attention to kayaks in the mid-1980s, Kenny later became an important figure in creating the Uncle Toby's Super Series, which was a ground-breaking professional Iron Man circuit that lasted for 12 years. Kenny was also a competitor in the first two seasons, but by 1989 his other interests had taken away the necessary time to train for such a demanding sport and his results were never anything like his domination during his late teens.

Kenny is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia, which he received in 1986 for his service to sport. He has also been awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000, and the Centenary Medal in 2001, both for his services to the sporting and business world. He was also inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

Kenny was married to the Australian Commonwealth swimming champion Lisa Curry-Kenny in 1986. They have three children, Jaimi, Morgan and Jett. Curry-Kenny and Kenny separated in May 2009. Daughter Jaimi Lee Kenny died on 14 September 2020 at age 33, following a long illness, Kenny and his former wife co-own the Curry Kenny Aviation Group, which in 2009 owned approximately 60 aircraft.

On 17 December 2012 it was reported that he was the father of an unborn baby with Australian radio announcer and comedian Fifi Box. Fifi Box later confirmed that Kenny was the father. On 5 April 2013 Fifi Box gave birth to a baby girl named Beatrix 'Trixie' Belle Box.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • parent->child relationship with Kenny, Jaimi (born 25 June 1987)


  • Work : Prize 11 August 1984 (Olympic Bronze medal, K-2 1000 m)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield has a 21-page document of Australian data compiled by Dennis Sutton giving Kenny's data as above with the following source: "From him to Susan Alexander - A rating."


  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Sports : Rowing/ Kayaking (Kayaks)
  • Vocation : Sports : Water sports (Ironman, surf lifesaver)
  • Vocation : Travel : Aviation field
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame
  • Notable : Awards : Medals
  • Notable : Awards : Olympics (Bronze medal, K-2 1000 m)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship