Kevin Morning eyes 2010 nationals, 2011 worlds in comeback

We’ve missed sprint great Kevin Morning in recent years, but he’s begun coming back. Almost two years ago he had surgery on his left knee (torn meniscus).  “I now have arthritis, but I am able to move pretty freely,” Kevin writes from Northern California. “My biggest challenge is that I cannot do several hard workouts a week.  I hope to find some balance between now and next summer as I want to compete in the nationals in 2010 and the worlds in 2011.” He hopes to run in the USATF Pacific  Association Masters Championships on June 14. “My goals ultimately are to run under 12 and 24.  Sounds like a tall order, but I think I can do it.”  His recent M50 mark of  12.72 in March shows he still has that Morning mojo. Go Kevin!

Kevin Morning starred in masters exhibition at 2004 Mt. SAC Relays.

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April 30, 2009

10 Responses

  1. Roger Pierce - April 30, 2009

    Kevin,
    I wondered what had happened to Kevin. He was a shooting star when he competed and one of the fastest kindest people in Masters Track. Glad to see you back Kevin…Stay strong and fast.

  2. Mary Woo - April 30, 2009

    Kevin- it will be good to see you running again! You’ve been missed!

  3. Kettrell Berry - April 30, 2009

    Welcome back my friend.

  4. James Chinn - April 30, 2009

    Kevin,
    Looking forward to seeing you again.

  5. saladin allah - April 30, 2009

    Hey Kev,
    Your return will add charisma and sheer competitiveness to our sport. Just great to have you back in this mode,man.I expect nothing but the best from you.
    You know , I still remember my hand-off to you…….01’Penn Relays…….3:20.83….
    Hope you and your family are well.
    Saladin (Sal)

  6. Kevin Morning - April 30, 2009

    I want to thank all of you for the thoughtful and motivating words. I must admit that I did not have a lot of respect for arthritis when it was first diagnosed. Time has allowed me to gain some wisdom though. Arthritis is no joke. I thought I could just blast my way through it but this is simply not the case.
    In closing, I would only say, “Love what you GET to do.” I did not know how much I loved running until I could not do it (temporarily).

  7. Matt - April 30, 2009

    Regarding June 14th, there is as of yet no information posted on the meet, schedule, entry, fees, etc It is only a month away.

  8. Shemayne Williams - May 1, 2009

    Hey Kevin,
    It’s been way toooo long! Cmon back soon.
    Shemayne

  9. Kevin Morning - May 1, 2009

    Good to hear from you, Shemayne. Thank you for the encouragement. I hope all is well you and your family.

  10. Liz Palmer - May 1, 2009

    Kevin was the P.E. teacher for my sons in elementary school. I remember them coming home from school and saying, “Mom, our teacher can run REALLY FAST!”
    I’m looking forward to seeing some “really fast” running from you, Kevin.

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