BEIRUT (LBN): Kenyan Wesley Korir will be hoping to resume his racing career with a win at the 16th edition of the BLOM Bank Beirut Marathon on Sunday morning. The 35-year-old Kenyan, a winner of the Boston Marathon in 2012, has not raced in 19 months but is optimistic. To succeed on Sunday he will have to be near his best, with Ethiopia’s Bazu Worku, who has a best of 2:05:25 and was a winner at the Houston Marathon this year, also in the field. Kenyans Ezekial Omullo and Andrew Ben Kimutai, Uganda’s Felix Chemonges and Morocco’s Mohamed Ahmami should be also mentioned. An interesting debutant at the distance is Kenya’s Kalipus Lomwai. In women category eyes on Eritrea’s Nazret Weldu set to make her debut at the distance. Kenyans Ednah Mukwana and Rebecca Korir are also set to attack the top positions along with Lithuania’s Raza Drazdauskaite and Belarus’s Sviatlana Kudzelich, a European indoor silver medallist over 3000m in 2015.
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