DIEUDONNE Disi leaves this evening aboard SN Brussels for France ahead of the 19th edition of the Paris half marathon due this Sunday.
The country’s top athlete told Times Sport, “I have prepared well in Kenya and feel that I have a good chance of winning in Paris.”
“As usual, I expect some top athletes to show up in Paris but I’m prepared for the contest,” the 29-year-old added.
The Paris half marathon will be Disi’s second competitive championship this year, after January’s San Blas half marathon in Puerto Rico where he finished sixth.
Over 27,000 participants are expected to run in Paris with the winner pocketing 40,000 euros (Rfw31m).
After Sunday’s showdown, Disi will switch his focus to the longer version (Paris full marathon) slated for April 5.