Sullivan competed in 1000 metre, 1500 metre, and mile events and represented Canada. His personal best times are 3:31.71 for the 1500 (set in June 2000) and 3:50.36 for the mile. He is the Canadian record-holder for the indoor 3000 m, 7:40.17 (set February 9, 2007). His best Olympic showing is a fifth-place finish at Sydney. In 2005, he left his long time Michigan coach Ron Warhurst to train under the coaching of Julie Henner. In the 2008 Summer Olympics, Sullivan reached the semi-finals of the 1500 metre but failed to qualify for the final. Sullivan was also a torchbearer for the 2010 Winter Olympics, He carried the torch into Brantford.
Sullivan was an assistant coach at Michigan in the early 2000s. He was a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a coach at Florida State University.
Sullivan studied civil engineering at the University of Michigan. Sulivan's father, Richard, is a machinist. He has two brothers, Darren and Colin. He played hockey and soccer while growing up in Brantford. He is married to former Canadian national team 3000 m steeplechaser, Karen Harvey.
- Athletics Canada profile page for Sullivan
- mensracing.com Sullivan interview from 2001
- Flotrack.com Videos of Kevin Sullivan
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