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Mosop to feature in Prague marathon after Boston disappointment

28 March 2014, 10:22

Nairobi - Kenya's former Chicago champion, Moses Mosop, is set to return to competition during the 2014 Volkswagen Prague Marathon on May 11 after recovering from the injury that forced him out of Boston.

The Kenyan ace who holds a lifetime best of 2:03:06 withdrew from Boston in February after suffering a knee injury while training in Eldoret that required him to stop training for two weeks.

Life of a professional marathon runner is paved by challenges, hardships and opportunities and through that process I have got a chance to compete in Prague and be part of celebrations of 20th edition of this IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

"After an injury during my preparations for Boston, I thought that my spring marathon season is over before it started, but after consultation with my management team I've learned about interest from run Czech and Prague Marathon organizers," Mosop, who won the 2007 World Cross senior silver medal said in a statement released by his management, International Athletics Consultancy (IAC) on Thursday.

"I am more than happy to compete in Prague and my goal is to achieve 2:06 or 2:07 and then take onto some fast and shorter road races in USA during summer before World Marathon Majors' event in autumn," the 2011 Chicago champion added.

The world record holder over 30,000m on track has raced only thrice since 2012, finishing eighth on his return to Chicago in his last outing last year.

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