Moses Ndiema Masai
|2009 Berlin||10000 m|
Masai is from Bugaa village, four kilometres from Kapsokwony town. Born to John Barasa Masai and Leonida Cherop, he is the first born out of ten children. He started running while at Kapsogom Primary School. Later he joined Bishop Okiring Secondary School. At the 2005 Kenyan Sports Personality of the Year awards he won the most promising sportsman category. He won a bronze medal at the 2007 IAAF World Athletics Final in the 5000 m.
His younger sister, Linet Masai, won the women's 10,000 metres gold at the 2009 World Championships, while he won bronze over the same distance. Other siblings Dennis, Ndiema  and Magdaline are also runners. Their father John Barasa Masai is also a former runner, while Ben Jipcho, a legendary athlete, is their distant uncle.
Moses Masai won the 2009 New Year's Eve San Silvestre Vallecana race. He took the World's Best 10K title at the 2010 race in Puerto Rico, scoring a new course record of 27:19 and picking up a bonus for his fast time. He signed up for the Dam tot Damloop in September 2010 and was a close runner-up to John Mwangangi, finishing a second behind his compatriot. He made only three appearances in 2011, running at the FBK Games, Prefontaine Classic and the World's Best 10K, but finished outside the top five on each occasion.
In spite of his low-profile in prior seasons, he gained a place on the Kenyan Olympic team by coming second at the 10,000 m trials at 2012 Prefontaine Classic. Unfortunately, at the Olympics themselves, he could only manage a twelfth-placed finish.
He is not to be confused with another Kenyan runner named Moses Masai, known for running marathons and road races in Central Europe.
|2004||World Junior Championships||Grosseto, Italy||10th||10,000 m||29:32.48|
|2005||African Junior Championships||Radès, Tunisia||1st||5,000 m||13:45.15|
|2007||World Athletics Final||Stuttgart, Germany||3rd||5,000 m||13:39.96|
|2008||World Cross Country Championships||Edinburgh, Scotland||5th||Senior race (12 km)||35:02|
|1st||Team competition||39 pts|
|2009||World Championships||Berlin, Germany||3rd||10,000 m||26:57.39|
|2013||Okpekpe International Road Race||Okpekpe, Nigeria||1st||10 kilometres|
- 1,500 metres - 3:42.1 min (2005)
- 3,000 metres - 7:44.75 min (2009)
- 5,000 metres - 12:50.55 min (2008)
- 10,000 metres - 26:49.20 min (2007)
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