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Kenya’s Mosop to prove fitness in Paris marathon


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Nairobi, Jan 28 (IANS) Kenya's Xiamen Marathon champion Moses Mosop has recovered from a tendon injury which had kept him out of competition for the last two years.

Former Chicago Marathon champion Mosop expects to prove his fitness at the Paris Marathon April 12, reports Xinhua.

The 29-year-old is among the top athletes in Paris and he believes he will weather the storm, win the title and be able to convince Kenyan selectors to pick him for the World Marathon Championships in Beijing in August.

"I have been training hard and I believe I will be able to do well in Paris. I have run twice in Paris over the half marathon distance, winning once and finishing second in 2012 and 2011," Mosop said Wednesday in Eldoret.

"But I need a race course, which I know and can control well my pace. Paris is one of them and it will not be easy looking at the calibre of opposition," Mosop, who won the bronze medal in the 10,000 metre race in the 2005 World Athletics Championships, added.

Mosop, who turns 30 in July, missed the London Olympics with a tendon injury. He returned to fitness late in 2014 and was entered in the Prague Marathon but he was not successful.

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