Saturday, March 10, 2012

Moses Mosop: Can this guy set a Marathon World Record?

Moses Mosop is an interesting runner (please see this video at the end of this post). Actually he is a beast of a runner! You may recall he is the guy who pushed Geoffrey Mutai all the way to the finish line at the 2011 Boston Marathon running the fastest debut marathon in history and the 2nd fastest ever marathon time right behind Mutai. Their shocking times of 2:03:02 and 2:03:06 do not count as official records due to Boston's course). For an encore, Moses hit the track later that spring at the Prefontaine Classic and broke a 30-year old world record for the 30,000m run on a track with a time of 1:26:47.4. He also nabbed the 25,000m word record with a time of 1:12:25.4 en route. Despite fighting injuries from that race, Moses set a new course record at the Chicago Marathon with a time of 2:05:37. That is a faster time than even the late great Sammy Wanjiru could do on the Chicago course. Moses is a legitimate threat to the marathon world record and he says he is healthy and ready to do that at this year's Rotterdam Marathon to be run on April 15. Here is a great video with an interview of Moses Mosop and some excellent training video.

Moses Mosop preparing for Rotterdam Marathon 2012 from Like2Run on Vimeo.

Here is a newly published book: Running with the Kenyans: Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth.

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