Jim Morris

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCaleb James "Jim"•Morris
Used nameJim•Morris
Born2 January 1915 in Brentford, England (GBR)
Died1985 in Southampton, England (GBR)
AffiliationsSurrey AC, Kingston-upon-Thames (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Having finished fourth in the AAA 7-mile Championship in 1947, Jim Morris enhanced his Olympic section shortly afterwards, when he beat the six-time AAA champion Harry Churcher in a 10km Olympic trial. Morris gained selection onto the British team, and finished as the highest placed British walker in a creditable fourth and just over four seconds off a medal position. Churcher finished fifth. A Middlesex champion, Morris finished second to Churcher three times in the AAAs, at two miles in 1948 and seven miles in 1948-49. He was also runner-up in the RWA 10-mile Championship to Churcher in 1948 and to Lawrence Allen of Sheffield United Harriers the following year.

Personal Best: 10kmW – 45:10.4 (1948).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Jim Morris
10 kilometres Race Walk, Men (Olympic) 4