Gebresellasie confident of huge marathon participation


Accra, Mar. 12, GNA – Former world long distance record holder, Haile Gebresellasie has said, he is confident the Millennium Marathon International Race (MMIR), fixed for September 6, will draw huge participation from athletes across the globe.  

Speaking at the launch in Accra, Gebresellasie noted that, Accra will be the center of attraction when sportsmen gather to partake in the historic event.

He therefore encouraged Ghanaians to register for the event and enjoy the physical and health benefits that they will derive from it.

He said ”I am confident this event will witness huge participants locally and internationally. It is important to host an event like this in a peaceful country and I will urge all Ghanaians to try to register and take part in the event come September.

”Marathons are natural parts of day to day activities and we must all try to engage ourselves in them and encouraged as many Ghanaians as possible to take part in the event with the great experience it brings”.

Ambassador Ashim Morton, Managing Partner of MMIR added that, the programe is part of efforts to promote healthy living, tourism and trade in Ghana.

GNA


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