Kenyan ran his personal best at last year’s race.
He dropped out of this year’s Boston Marathon with bronchial problems, but Sammy Mugo made his mark on the running world last fall when he won the Beijing Marathon in a personal best 2 hours, 8 minutes, 20 seconds.
Mugo returns to the Chinese capital this weekend and will attempt to win for the second year in a row on Sunday. He’s confident in his ability to do so.
“I developed a chest problem on the way to Boston, and had to drop out at 25km,” Mugo said. “But I feel fine now. I soon got back into training, and I’m going well, and feeling very strong. I think I can improve a lot.” When asked by an IAAF reporter who his main competition would be on Sunday, he responded, “I don’t have any.”
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