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Moses Mosop Leads Rotterdam Marathon Field

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Mar. 20, 2012
  • Updated Mar. 20, 2012 at 10:44 AM UTC
Moses Mosop will be attempting a marathon world record next month in Rotterdam. Photo: IAAF

He says the course is a fast one.

The second-fastest marathoner in the world, Kenya’s Moses Mosop, will be lacing up his racing flats next month.

The IAAF is reporting that Mosop will be running gthe ABN-AMRO Rotterdam Marathon on April 15.

Mosop ran a blazing 2:03:06 at last year’s windy Boston Marathon to finish second in his first attempt at the distance. He was defeated by countryman Geoffrey Mutai.

The day after Mosop ran the Paris Half Marathon earlier this month, he visited the course in Rotterdam with coach Renato Canova. He reportedly drew the course and noted important information.

“This is the fastest course I have ever seen. If a world record is possible than it is here,” Mosop said of Rotterdam.

The second-fastest member of the field is Getu Feleke with a personal best of 2:05:16, which he clocked when he won the Amsterdam Marathon in 2010.

In addition to these two runners, there are three athletes entered in Rotterdam who have run the marathon under 2:07: Yemane Adhane (ETH), Peter Kirui (KEN) and Rashid Kisri (MAR).

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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