BIRTHDATE: July 7, 1985
28:04 (Nijmegen, 2004)
05Apr10 Giro Media Blenio 10-K 2nd 29:06
13Apr09 Giro Media Blenio 10-K 1st 28:53
24Mar08 Giro Media Blenio 10-K 2nd 29:02
17Apr06 Giro Media Blenio 10-K 2nd 28:28
21Nov04 Zevenheuvenloop 10-K split 28:04
03Jun11 Eugene 30,000 meters 1st 1:26:47.4 WR
03Jun11 Eugene 25,000 meters split 1:12:25.4 WR
18Apr11 Boston Marathon 2nd 2:03:06
06Mar11 Semi-Marathon de Paris 2nd 1:01:47
21Nov10 Zevenheuvelenloop 15-K 6th 43:09
16Oct10 IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships 10th 1:01:31
21Mar10 Stramilano Half-Marathon 1st 59:20
21Feb09 Kenyan World XC Championships Trials 1st 38:16
21Nov04 Zevenheuvelenloop 15-K 2nd 42:25
Moses Cheruiyot Mosop ran the most sensational debut in marathon history at Boston last April. Even acknowledging the net downhill drop and tailwinds, his 2:03:06 was an incredible two minutes and 44 seconds faster than any other first-timer.
Mosop's 10-K PR is in line for substantial improvement as his previous best of 28:04 was actually a split en route to a 42:25 15K. However, it would take close to a world record on the roads to better his track personal best of, a 26:49.55 set at Hengelo in 2007.
Two world records he will own, pending ratification, are the 25,000 and 30,000 meters which he ran in Eugene earlier this month. Although rarely contested, the previous world records had stood since 1981.
Mosop grew up the fourth of nine children on a farm in Kamasia. He is married to world-class distance runner Florence Kiplagat who has a 1:07:40 best for the half-marathon and ran the Boston Marathon but did not finish.