Japan’s Toshihiko Seko3 previously held the record in 1981 at 1:29:18.8 hours, Mosop ran the 75 laps in 1:26:47.4 hours.
Kenyan middle and long distance athlete. He competed for Kenya at the 2004 Olympic Games and went on to take 10,000 metres bronze at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. “Moses Mosop.” Wikipedia. 30 September 2014. ↩
The Prefontaine Classic is one of the premier track and field meets in the United States, held in Eugene, Oregon. Every year it draws a world caliber field to compete at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. Previously one of the IAAF Grand Prix events, it is now part of the IAAF Diamond League. “Prefontaine Classic.” Wikipedia. 10 October 2014. ↩
Japanese long-distance runner, a world-class marathon competitor in the 1980s. He represented his native country at the 1984 and the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. “Toshihiko Seko.” Wikipedia. 8 August 2014.” ↩