Hobbs Kessler Biography

Hobbs Kessler is an American Athlete who recently qualified in the US trials for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 1500m and reached semi-final trials. He became the best athlete in Michigan starting as an unknown runner and now a hopeful Olympic candidate.

Early Life

Hobbs was born to his parents who are also from sports backgrounds and are coaches. His mother Serena Kessler herself qualified for the 2012 US marathon Olympic trials and also placed 2nd in the 2011 Detroit marathon. She is currently a coach of the girls’ track team at Skyline high school while his father coaches the boy’s cross country team at the same school. His father earlier ran for Eastern Michigan.

Hobbs is currently 18 years old and is known to have a younger 15-year-old sister named Natalie who is also an athlete. Hobbs has not shared much about his early education but it is known that he attended Community High, a magnet school in Michigan for his high school studies. But he competed in track and field events for another school named Skyline High. He graduated from high school in the year 2020. He did not continue further studies to college and instead turned into a professional player.

Hobbs Kessler Career

Hobbs started as a cross country runner in Middle school and participated for one season and later in high school, he was not initially the fastest but gradually built up. In his junior year, he improved his timing and records and by senior year, his records were excellent. He broke the record of national indoors record for covering a mile distance in just 3min 57 seconds at the American track league competition in Arkansas. He broke the record for the shortest time taken to complete 1500m in just 3min 34 seconds in US high school history and broke the record of Jim Ryun who held the record for 55 years.

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Hobbs had joined a training club called Very Nice Training club and put in all his focus on running in the last year of high school. He later went on to qualify in the US trials and ranked at the 5th position in Portland. He also became the second-youngest male to qualify in the event since Jim Ryun. Recently he won two titles for 1600m and 800m in the Michigan state track finals. He also became a professional only recently this year in 2021.

Hobbs Kessler Biography

Real Name Hobbs Kessler
Birth Date 2002
Age (as of 2021) 18 Years
Birth Place Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Nationality American
Profession Athlete, Sprinter
Religion Christianity
Sun sign

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 11” – in Centimeters – 181 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 67 kg  –  in Pounds –  147 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Athletic


Father Mike Kessler
Mother Serena Kessler
Sister One (Natalie Kessler)


School Skyline High School

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Is he Gay? No
Who is his Girlfriend? Not Known

Personal Life

Hobbs is currently settled in Ann Arbour, Michigan which is also his hometown. He has not shared much about his personal life and relationships and has also not shared much on social media. Currently, he is believed to be single and has his full focus on building his career. moreover, there is no information about his past girlfriends as well. Hobbs is on Instagram where he has 11k followers currently. He shares pictures about his daily life experiences, pictures with his friends and fellow sportsmen, snippets of him during events, rock climbing, etc. he is not known to be on any other social platforms like Twitter or Facebook.

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Hobbs Kessler Net Worth

Hobbs has been running track and field for since long and has achieved various records and awards. He earned a lot of income through winning in tournaments and events over the years. although his exact income cannot be assessed, his estimated net worth as of 2021 including that of his family is around $600,000.


  • Hobbs partnered with the Adidas brand recently in 2021.
  • He trained his body to balance and get stronger and agile through rock climbing which was his first love and in which he was helped by an Army Veteran.
  • Hobbs is currently coached by Ron Warhurst who is a coach at the University of Michigan.
  • He used to work part-time for a mobile knife sharpening service and even does now when he is free. He also used to fix roofs and clean gutters.
  • Kessler spent his first earning from part-time work on buying himself a pair of Nike shoes.
  • He won the 2019 Youth world climbing championship in Arco, Italy.

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