Former winner Urga Negewo to race in Belfast Marathon
Ethiopian runner Urga Negewo will attempt to repeat his 2010 success at the Belfast City Marathon on 7 May.
The 26-year-old's main opposition in the 31st year of the event should come from compatriot Suffo Dekebi and Kenyan Freddy Sittuk.
Kenya's Alice Chelagat, who has a personal best of 2.27.29, heads the list of entries for the women's race.
Challengers include Moldovan athlete Natalia Cerches and the returning Yelena Kovhevnikova of Russia.