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|Kuala Lumpur 1998||Marathon|
Thabiso Paul Moqhali (born 7 December 1967) is a retired male marathon runner from Lesotho. He won the gold medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games held in Kuala Lumpur in a time of 2:19:15 hours, the slowest winning time since 1966. In addition he finished 16th at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
|1986||World Junior Championships||Athens, Greece||22nd (h)||5000m||14:27.62|
|23rd||20 km road run||1:20:57|
|Commonwealth Games||Auckland, New Zealand||22nd (h)||1500 m||3:52.31|
|1990||Commonwealth Games||Auckland, New Zealand||10th||Marathon||2:17:33|
|1992||Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||33rd||Marathon||2:19:28|
|1998||Commonwealth Games||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||1st||Marathon||2:19:15|
|2000||Belgrade Marathon||Belgrade, Yugoslavia||1st||Marathon||2:15:08|
|Olympic Games||Sydney, Australia||16th||Marathon||2:16:43|
|2001||World Championships||Edmonton, Canada||30th||Marathon||2:25:44|
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