Home: Iten, Kenya
PRONUNCIATION: Mo-ses Mos-sop
AGE: 25 (7/7/85)
PERSONAL BEST: Debut
16Oct10 IAAF/SINOPEC World Half Marathon Championships 10th 1:01:31
21Mar10 Stramilano Half Marathon 1st 59:20
28Mar09 IAAF World Cross Country Championships 11th 35:17
24Mar07 IAAF World Cross Country Championships 2nd 36:13
08Aug05 IAAF World Championships 10,000m 3rd 27:08.96
20Aug04 Olympic Games 10,000m, Athens 7th 27:46.61
As a junior runner, Moses Mosop place 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.
Mosop began competing as a youth and then trained with the Army as a junior. He grew up the fourth of nine children on a farm in Kamasia. He now trains in Iten with his coach Renato Canova. He has a child with Florence Kiplagat, and the couple will make their marathon debut together in Boston.