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Kenyan Runner Mosop To Run Chicago Marathon

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jun 21, 2011 2:06PM

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon received more star power (for the running world, anyway) with the announcement that Kenyan sensation Moses Mosop will participate in the October showcase.

Mosop made the transition from middle distance and cross-country running to marathons this year. HIs time of 2:03:06 in the Boston Marathon a few months back is the fastest recorded time for a first-time marathoner and only four seconds slower than the world record held by his countryman, Geoffrey Mutai. Mosop said his goal for Chicago is to run a 2:02 marathon.

Mosop runs 15 miles in the morning and evening as part of his training regimen and, if the conditions are right, he may be able to set a new world record on the flat Chicago course.