Ethiopian marathon legend, Haile Gebrselassie, is expected to be in Ghana for the first time on march 10 to take part in the maiden edition of an international marathon in Ghana.
Haile Gebrselassie is a worldclass long-distance track and road running athlete.
The five-time World Champion is known to have broken a marathon world record at the 2008 Berlin Marathon and has set over 27 world records at the Olympic Games.
According to Millennium Marathon Sports Company, organizers of the event, the marathon that would attract over 15, 000 runners – both local and international- will boost Ghana’s economy in terms of trade and tourism.
Ashim Morton, Managing Partner of the Millennium Marathon Sports Company, disclosed that the event would be a memorable one with a mix of ambassadorial and ministerial runs to promote health, tourism and trade.
He stated that the marathon, dubbed, ‘Run The Change In You’, would commence from the Independence Square through the principal streets of Accra and end back at the Independence Square.
The Millennium Marathon Sports Company is working alongside major stakeholders in the country such as the Government of Ghana, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Tourism Ministry, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Ghana Police Service, Health Ministry, Diplomatic Corps, Coca Cola, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Daily Graphic, Alisa Hotel, Ethiopian Embassy and Ethiopian Airlines.
By Nii Ogbamey tetteh
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