Track & Field News of Monday, 10 August 2015
The final regional Millennium Marathon came off in Sekondi-Takoradi; and at the end, athletes from the Ghana Navy won in both the male and female events.
On the same day that he celebrated his 25th birthday, Raja Lagble ran the fastest to win the 10.5km ahead of more than 500 other runners who defied the early morning rain to be part of the historic marathon race in the twin-city.
The AD2 of the Ghana Navy, who celebrated his 25th birthday and dedicated the day to God, said he was looking forward to causing a surprise in Accra on Saturday, September 5.
He took home a Plasma TV set and the opportunity to represent the Western Region in the grand international race. He said the Ghana Armed Forces had many great athletes who could make the nation proud.
Godwin Oduro was second, with Mawuli Ekpe coming third. They got a gas cooker and fridge respectively. Solomon Kwofie and Anthony Yim were selected to join the regional team.
In the female category, Anoeni Regina, 23, (also from the Ghana Navy) ran the fastest time of 42.13 minutes. Her mate, Abramani Barika (also of the Navy), came second at 43.44 minutes while Elizaberth Ewusie came third at 44.11 minutes. They were rewarded with plasma tvs, gas cookers and microwave ovens, respectively.
The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Hon. Ekow Gyan (aka Abbot), congratulated all participants who reported very early in the cold morning and ran in the drizzling rains.
Dennis Baffour Awua, Data Manager of Airtel Ghana, the major sponsor of the first international marathon in Ghana, assured Ghanaians that the international event would live up to its billing when it takes place in Accra on Saturday, September 5, 2015.