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moses kipsiro is the man

April 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Phil

today we did a fun run at the international school. i ran 10k, (finished 34th) and paige walked the 5k with odin (finished 248th and 249th). big surprise was moses kipsiro showing up right before the start and jumping in. moses was the bronze medalist in the 5000 at the 2007 track world championships, got 5th in the olympic 5000 last year and just last month got SILVER at the world cross country championships in amman, jordan. he is the real deal. young, too, maybe only 22-23? so he is 100% on track to win some world championship and olympic gold medals in the near future. check out the pictures after the jump!

after the race, i grabbed my camera from the car and we tracked down moses to say hi and get a photo. he is the nicest guy ever. no different from any ugandan, really. i thought the hills on today’s course were brutal, so i asked him how it compared to the course in amman, and he basically said that today was flat in comparison. wow. i was red-lined pretty much the whole way (admittedly, that’s not saying much) and he beat me by 15 minutes or so, probably at recovery pace.

moses kipsiro and the ABs

here is youtube of the end of the world championships last month in amman. march 28, 2009. moses wearing the same top as the photo above. the beginning of the video is the last five minutes of the race.

another photo of moses, this one i took at the finish of the 10k at the kampala marathon last november 2008.

and a pic of odin and paige after the finish of the 5k.

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