Morgan Bartels

Born: September 15,1989
Hometown: Jefferson City, MO
Residence: Olathe, KS
College: University of Missouri-Columbia (2012), Bachelors of Health Science in Health Science, University of Saint Mary, Masters of Business Administration (2016)

Personal Bests:
1 Mile
– 5:57 (2023)
5K – 20:09 (2006) Mexico Cross Country Invitational
10k – 41:24 (2022) Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day Run
Half Marathon – 1:35:31 (2022) Rock Island Half Marathon
Marathon – 3:16:40 (2022) California International Marathon

Personal Bio:
I have been running since I was in fourth grade. I ran track and cross country from middle school through high school and was All State in Cross Country as a freshman. I didn’t focus on nutrition and suffered multiple stress fractures over the years. I trained for several marathons, but never made it to the start. The combination of improved nutrition, physical therapy and coaching by Kansas City Endurance allowed me to toe the line of my first marathon in May 2022. The marathon is now my favorite distance. I never thought I could qualify for Boston, but am looking forward to running my first Boston marathon in April 2023. My goals are to compete in all of the world major marathons, crush other personal bests, and inspire others to reach their running goals.