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Mugo Aiming For Repeat Win In Beijing

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Oct. 22, 2010

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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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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