“I am not worried that this year’s event has attracted the tough Kenyans because I believe I prepared well,” said the 42-year-old Zimbabwean runner. “I have trained hard enough for this race. There is a lot of fresh blood this year, with the young runners from Kenya and elsewhere around the world, but I know what I need to do defend my title and will do just that. This race needs experience and without that you won’t make it.”
The former Africa University International Peace Marathon champion made history last year, when he became the first ever veteran to run the High Altitude Summer Marathon through the Maluti Mountains in Lesotho.