Morris Munene Gachaga

Run-Fast International

Major Results / Key Achievements

  • Cape Town 12km, South Africa – 33:27 – 1st position (World Best)
  • Paris Half Marathon, France 2017 – 1:00:38 – 1st position
  • Wachau Half Marathon, Austria 2016 – 1:00:35 – 2nd position
  • Yangzhou Half Marathon, China 2016 – 1:00:46 – 4th position
  • Madrid Half Marathon, Spain 2016 – 1:02:40 – 1st position
  • ASTA Grand Prix Casablanca 10k, Morocco 2016 – 1st position – 27.27
  • Santa Pola Half Marathon 2016, Spain – 1st position – 1:01:02
  • Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon, UK 2015 – 1st position – 1:02:34
  • Swansea Bay 10km, UK 2015 – 1st position – 28:32
  • Bristol Half Marathon, UK 2015 – 1st position – 1:01:32 (CR)

Background

Morris Munene Gachaga joined the team in 2015, aged just 20 years old. He is still in the development stage of his career but already a very promising athlete indeed.

Making his debut for the team at the Bristol Half Marathon, Morris not only achieved a personal best time of 61:32 but also broke the course record by over a minute. During his stay in the UK he went undefeated winning the Swansea Bay 10km and the Robin Hood Half Marathon

In his first race of 2016 he once again smashed his personal best by winning his first European race at the Santa Pola Half Marathon in Spain with a time of 61.02. He followed this up with an astonishing performance at the ASTA Grand Prix Casablanca 10k, again coming first in a new best time of 27.27 – cementing his place at number 22 of the world all-time rankings. His half marathon best time would go on to be reset on a further two occasions, first at the Yangzhou Half in China and then again at the prestigious Wachau Half Marathon in Austria and edging ever closer to breaking the 60-minute mark.

Morris hails from Embu in Kenya, a town located at the foot of Mount Kenya, where he is coached by Kenya’s Olympic coach Bruce Lati. He has three brothers and three sisters; two of his siblings are also runners.  Morris says that, for him, being a runner has the potential to be life changing and he works hard to give himself better opportunities. His goal is to be one of the best half marathon runners in the world and to eventually graduate to full marathon.