Fokoroni training hard

Mike Fokoroni, who was last year’s highest-placed Zimbabwean at the Comrades Marathon, believes he can do better this time. The runner revealed that he was already training hard for the event, as he bids for gold at the internationally-recognised event.

Fokoroni was the first Zimbabwean home after 5hr 50 min 18 sec, 18 minutes later than the eventual winner of the Ultimate Human Race, South Africa’s Claude Moshiyiwa and two minutes ahead of compatriot and 10th-placed three-time champion, Stephen Muzhingi in the annual race between Pietermaritzburg and Durban.

“It will be my second time to feature in the Two Oceans and I have done much better in my previous two appearances,” said the runner. “This time I do not want to end anywhere beyond second position. I am actually aiming for a gold medal, hence I have started focusing on my training. I have what it takes to bring the medal at home.”

Last year, Fokoroni said he would have finished in a higher position had it not been for the insistence of his club’s sponsors for him and his team-mates to don their footwear.

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