How Kenyan 2:03:06 man Moses Mosop proves Ryan Hall’s self-coaching wasn’t a mistake and why there is hope for the US’s fastest marathoner to get back on top.
Even if Bernard Lagat sucks by his lofty standards, 2015 is going to be the year of Lagat. Shannon Rowbury, Moses Mosop and Cas Loxsom are off to good starts in 2015, and we take a look back at 2014 as Yuki Kawauchi once again ran more sub-2:10 marathons than all of America combined. Plus some props to the Chevron Houston Marathon.
The IAC director says, “I have no doubt that Moses can still compete with the best our sport has to offer, only if this was his priority. ... Moses has shown disappointing lack of commitment to his training and professional conduct." Apparently Mosop also broke his contract by entering a race in Italy set for October 11th.
Canova says that Mosop is probably more in 2:14 shape (which is still "ridiculous" compared to his PR). He thinks the problem lies in the fact that he hasn't touched on speed at all in the last two years due to injuries.
"My body felt empty from the start. No enough speedwork was done due to an injury and I will have new start after some rest. One never knows how far one can go after injuries and I was cautious in training and that did cost me 10-12 seconds per kilometer."
Terer ran 2:08:07 to beat Evans Chebet by 10-seconds. Cuthbert Nyasango was 3rd in a Zambabwe NR of 2:09:52. Moses Mosop had a disappointing race running 2:20:37 for 12th. 2011 NYC champ Dado dominated the women's race in 2:23:34.
Good article with quotes from Mosop and his coach Renato Canova about Mosop's difficulty coming back from the injuries that have plagued him the last couple years.