Conquer The Wall Marathon: 2017 | The year of the Rooster.

Mosi Smith was a former Marine Captain and logistics officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and an avid runner since 1996. Mosi is a certified coach through USA Track & Field and the Road Runners Club of America and was the assistant coach of the U.S. Naval Academy Marathon Team.

Highlights of his running background include completing 66 marathons (or longer distance runs), to include the Boston Marathon (6x), (11) 100-milers, (2) Ironman triathlons, Western States 100, and the Badwater Ultramarathon.

Mosi is the race director of the Annapolis Striders’ Endless Summer 6-Hour Run in Annapolis, Maryland, which benefits the Semper Fi Fund. So far, he and Capt. Robert Hillery, USMC, have raised over $20,000 for the organization. Find out more about their fundraising goals here.

His fitness style is one of variable activity mixed with adequate rest. Mosi currently logs anywhere from 40-80 miles per running and commutes mostly via cycling. A couple of swim sessions per week, with a day of hill or speed work per week, is a regular staple; however, outside of bodyweight calisthenics, he does very little lifting in the gym.

Life post-Marine Corps has included working in/around the outdoor retail/event management industry, traveling to facilitate friends in accomplishing their athletic endeavors, feeding the spirit of wanderlust, and becoming a stronger ultrarunner.



The Great Wall of China Marathon is not your everyday marathon. This is an adventure marathon with a challenging course. Runners should be physically fit and in shape as this marathon can be extremely strenuous.  We suggests using the training program to help condition your body to make your race experience unforgettable. Mosi developed the custom training programs made specifically for the Great Wall of China Marathon course.