Statement on Moses Mosop’s withdrawal from 2014 Boston Marathon
March 3, 2014
Today John Hancock announced the Moses Mosop and Ryan Hall are out of the 2014 Boston marathon. The following press release gives more insight into the injury of Mosop, who at 2:03:06 is the second fastest marathoner in history, who hopes to be in sub 2:06:00 four weeks after Boston.
Press Release from International Athletics Consultancy
March 3rd, 2014
Moses Mosop of Kenya, 2:03:06a marathoner (2011 Boston Marathon) and decorated track and field, cross country and road racer, has unfortunately withdrawn from 2014 Boston Marathon.
During first week of February, after a fartlek session on a slightly downhill course, Moses felt pain in right knee and as time passed the pain increased. Moses did visit an established physio in Eldoret, Kenya and he was instructed to cease running for period of two weeks.
As city of Boston and Boston Marathon have special places in Moses’ heart, Moses in not willing to disappoint or gamble with the trust organizers of Boston Marathon have in him and he has opted to withdraw from this year’s edition, as he has not enough time to prepare as per marathon-specific cycle designed by his coach Renato Canova.
It is planned for Moses to combine marathon training and strength training, as instructed by our team and Robert Jongh (Physiotherapy Jongh & van Osta), with the goal for Moses to compete at 2:06:00 level over marathon distance in IAAF Gold Label Road Race at least 4 weeks after 2014 Boston Marathon.
Subject to all developments, Moses will compete during summer in a few road races in USA, which are to be followed by fast World Marathon Majors’ event in autumn.
Based on recently spent time in Kenya with Moses, we are happy to communicate that Moses is in fine spirits and that he is looking forward to a successful 2014 season after somewhat difficult year 2013.
Moses is proudly Nike sponsored athlete.
For more information about Moses Mosop, please visit:
IAAF Moses Cheruiyot Mosop page
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