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Moses Mosop

[Photo of Moses Mosop]

7 July 1985

2:05:03 (Rotterdam 2012)/2:03:06a (Boston 2011)


13Oct13 Bank of America Chicago Marathon 8th 2:11:19
15Apr12 ABN/AMRO Rotterdam Marathon 3rd 2:05:02
09Oct11 Bank of America Chicago Marathon 1st 2:05:37
18Apr11 Boston Marathon 2nd 2:03:06a


Despite never having run a marathon prior to Boston in 2011, Moses Mosop took down all but one of the greatest fields ever assembled. While he wound up four seconds in arrears of winner Geoffrey Mutai, his wind-assisted time of 2:03:06 was some two minutes and 44 seconds faster than anyone else had ever run in a debut.

At Chicago in October, Mosop broke that race open at 20 miles with successive miles of 4:38 and 4:37. Although at mid-2:04 pace 35 kilometers, he slowed significantly in the final miles but hung on to take four seconds off the course record.

As a junior runner, Mosop placed 10th at the World Cross Country Championships in 2002 and seventh in 2003. In 2004 he competed at the Olympic Games 10,000m in Athens and finished seventh. He earned a bronze medal in the 10,000m at the 2005 IAAF World Championships. At the 2007 World Cross Country Championships in Mombasa, he ran in scorching heat without one shoe for 2km to earn the silver medal.

His half marathon best is 59:20 recorded in Milan in 2010. He also has a 10,000m PR of 26:49.55.

At Eugene on June 3, 2011 Moses set track world records at 25,000 meters (1:12:25.4) and 30,000 meters (1:26:47.4).