Former Cherangany MP Wesley Korir is expected to make a return to the track at the 16th edition of the BLOM Bank Beirut Marathon.
Korir, who won the Boston Marathon in 2012 had taken a break from the race for a period of 19 months.
The Former lawmaker who spoke to IAAF said he was optimistic of a win in the race scheduled for Sunday morning at the Lebanese Capital.
“Everything is going well. Getting a win in Beirut will give me a boost as I get back to the top level.” Korir said.
Korir will be racing against compatriots Ezekial Omullo and Andrew Ben Kimutai, who have both run below 2:09.
Also in the race is Kenya’s Kalipus Lomwai, who was a pacemaker at the race last year. Lomwai carries a classy half marathon best of 1:01:22.