CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Only days away from the Cooper River Bridge Run and some of the event's top racers are arriving in the Lowcountry.
Elite runner Dominic Ondoro took home the $10,000 prize for first place last year and is back for another year, ready to defend his title.
"I will do my best to win," Ondoro said on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old Kenyan athlete finished first overall in 2015 with a time of 29:21.
He's on a strict schedule of sleeping and short runs before Saturday's race but took time to show his host family how to make ugali, a native dish he eats during training.
"Ugali is a kind of Kenyan food," Ondoro said. "It's usually made with maize flour and water."
Some running experts have called ugali "a running super food."