2012 Boston marathon champion Wesley Korir will be in action at the 16th edition of Beirut marathon set for November 11th.
The former Cherangany legislature returns into athletics circle in the IAAF Silver Label Road Race in the Lebanese capital.
The 35 year old runner will be facing off with youthful Bazu Worku from Ethiopia who has 2:05:25 personal best after winning the 2018 Houston Marathon.
Korir, who failed to recapture his seat in the 2017 post, will be joined by others Kenyans like three time Warsaw Marathon champion Ezekial Omullo, Seville marathon 3rd placed Andrew Ben Kimutai (2:08.32) and Kenya’s Kalipus Lomwai, who was a pacemaker at the race last year but carries a classy half marathon best of 1:01:22, which he ran to win in Hamburg in July.
With Uganda taking over athletics career seriously, Felix Chemonges will be in action as well as Morocco’s Mohamed Ahmami.
Others of note include Bahrain’s Benson Seurei, who brings the best track pedigree to this test of endurance, the 34-year-old boasting an 800m personal best of 1:45.67. Since moving to the marathon he has proved himself a capable performer, finishing seventh in Barcelona earlier this year in 2:11:27