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CHICAGO (CBS) Kenya’s Moses Mosop set the record for fastest debut marathon when he completed the 2011 Boston Marathon in 2:03:06. Now Mosop will look to top that time when he competes in the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
“I was very pleased with my performance at the Boston Marathon, especially since it was my first marathon,” Mosop said in a statement. “In my second marathon, I want to run even faster. I feel that the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is where I have the best opportunity to do that.”
Mosop’s debut run broke fellow Kenyan Evans Rutto’s 2:05:50 debut mark in the 2003 Chicago Marathon, it was also the second fastest marathon of all-time, behind the 2:03:02 mark set by Geoffrey Mutai in the 2011 Boston Marathon.
After taking a tour of the Chicago course, Mosop is confident that he can take advantage of the flat and fast route during the October race.
“I like the course,” he said. “I feel strong in my training and I am looking forward to coming back to Chicago for this great event.”