Sports Information of Sunday, 27 December 2020
William Amponsah, a 21-calendar year-previous college student of the College of Instruction, Winneba has gained the maiden version of the Sekondi-Takoradi Marathon held on Boxing Working day.
Amponsah, formally now holds the new history for 21km in Ghana getting clocked a time of 1:02:51 to get the top GHC 10,000 money prize as perfectly some goodies from sponsors.
Afaylar Samuel, a scholar from the College of Cape Coast positioned second using household a GHC5,000 cash prize whilst Ishmael Arthur, a military officer took home GHC3000 hard cash prize possessing put third.
Talking to the media right after setting the new countrywide report, Amponsah was elated to have broken his past particular finest (1:04:38) to obtain this new milestone and hopes for a improved upcoming in his long-distance running occupation.
The race was keenly contested specifically with Kenyans, Ivorians coming in but my concentrate on was to earn the race and am happy I ultimately did and in an extraordinary way.
“The era of Covid-19 has really been difficult for very long-length runners but we grateful to the organisers for such an occasion,” he explained.
The female race, on the other hand, was won by 16-yr-aged Belinda Sergbor who also gained GHC 10,000 hard cash prize adopted by Sherrifa Moro who positioned 2nd (GHC5000) though Babulweri Felicia took residence GHC3000 third situation hard cash prize.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Mr Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah, Western Regional Minister, was enthusiastic with the thriving organisation of the maiden edition of the Marathon and was hopeful about it getting 1 of the largest very long distances jogging events in Sub-Saharan Africa.
“We feel that the greatest way showcasing Sekondi-Takoradi to the world is by organising this kind of marathons due to the fact all the significant towns in the world can be associated with massive marathons, you can communicate of London Marathon, Boston Marathon, amid Other individuals.
“This year’s occasion did appeal to some several foreign nationals but next 12 months we anticipating around 1000 athletes from all in excess of the environment and it would certainly be greater,” he mentioned.
The maiden version of Sekondi-Takoradi Marathon was organised by Medivents Consults in collaboration with the Western Regional Coordinating Council and sponsored by Cowbell, The Inquisitor, GOIL, Acqua-Blue, GNPC Foundation, Ghana Fuel, Africa Globe Airlines, Ideal Western Moreover, Mybet. Africa, between other individuals.
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