We’ve gathered together some of the best runners in the world to share their expertise and passion for the sport. Camp Marafiki provides participants the opportunity to train with these world class athletes in a collegial, low-key, and noncompetitive environment.
Andrew Musuva (marathon PR 2:12)
Orange County Marathon Champion 2005
Date of Birth: 04/04/1965 (Kapsabet, Kenya)
PERSONAL BEST: 2.08.10 (Seoul Marathon, S. Korea)
WORLD MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS:2007 USA National Team Member, World Championships, Osaka Japan.
2005 National Marathon Champion, (Twin Cities, MN)
2006 National Marathon Champion, (Twin Cities, MN)
1998, 2001 &2002 Winner of Honolulu Marathon.
The younger brother of Ibrahim Hussein, who is a three-time winner of the Boston Marathon and the event’s first champion from Africa, Mbarak Hussein’s best finish at the Patriot’s Day classic came in 2002 when he placed fourth after finishing fifth in 2001. He is the two-time defending U.S. marathon national champion and set two U.S. Master’s records in 2005 by running the half marathon at the Philadelphia Distance Run in 1 hour, 3 minutes, and 23 seconds and the 25 K at the Fifth Third River Bank Run in 1 hour, 17 minutes, and 12 seconds. Despite all of his success, perhaps his most impressive accomplishment came at the Lilac Bloomsday Run in Spokane, Washington on May 6th 2008. That morning Hussein set both a Master’s U.S. and world record in the 12 km with a time of 36 minutes and 6 seconds. Formerly a middle distance specialist, Hussein was an NJCAA champion in cross country as well as in both the 800 and the 1,500 meters for South Plains Junior College; later, he also won national titles in the 800 and 1,500 while at Lubbock Christian University, an NAIA school. He spent the better part of 2008 and 2009 as the National Distance coach at the UAE.
He is currently ranked as the top Masters Distance runner, were he has won several masters races including the 2010 Master Marathon Championships.
PERSONAL NOTES:A resident of Albuquerque, N.M. since 1987, Hussein took the U.S. citizenship oath in 2004. He is self coached and has been influential in organizing running groups in the greater Albuquerque.
PERSONAL BEST: marathon 2:13:42 half marathon 1:01:56
WORLD MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS:
2nd rock and roll san diego 2000
1st indy 500 mini marathon
7th grandma marathon 1999
3rd afc half marathon 1996
CAREER NOTES: 4 times all american in ncaa d1v 1 /4th places 5k outdoor in 1994 /4th xcountry 1995/ 3rd indoor 5k 1996 7th outdoor 10k 1996
PERSONAL NOTES: Born in Kenya Patrick left kenya after high school in 1992 to pursue education went to blinn college before going to oklahoma state university graduating with computer engineering degree.
PERSONAL BEST: 2:13:52, 2006 Austin Marathon
ADDITIONAL MARATHON HIGHLIGHTS:
Half Marathon: 1:03:52, 2001 Adidis Ababa, Ethiopia (8,200ft).
15k road: 46:03 Utica Boilermaker 2008
ADDITIONAL MARATHON HIGHLIGHTS:
Marathon: Las Vegas Marathon Champion, 2001, 2008
Las Vegas Marathon, 8th place 2009
Twin Cities Marathon, 7th place 2007
PERSONAL NOTES:I was born in Ethiopia and recently became a US citizen in December 2009. I live and train in Santa Fe, NM (7,000ft). I am extremely proud to be able to be an American and to have the opportunity to possible compete for a future National Team spot. Aside from my running I am involved in Camp Marafiki, an annual running camp for people of all ages in Santa Fe, NM. I am a camp counselor and assist the campers with all aspects of running from training to nutrition. I take pride in helping others fulfill their running goals.