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Armed Forces athletes win Bajana Marathon

Mar 29, 2016, 11:51 AM | Article By: Lamin Gibba

Lebage Sanneh of the Gambia Armed Forces on Saturday emerged winner of the 21-kilometre Bajana International Marathon.

Samba Bah of the Gambia Police Force took second and was followed on third position by Alhagie Bah while Andrew Jassey took fourth.

In the female category, Sohna Secka also of the Gambia Armed Forces came out the winner while Binta Darboe of the same department took second position.

Demba Marong of the Gambia Police Force was named the winner of the 10-kilometre race.Christiano Mendy of Maha Senior Secondary School finished second while Yankuba Jahateh of the Gambia Police Force secured third position.

Mam Touray of Essau Senior Secondary School came first in the 10-kilometer female category.Nyima Marong of Muslim Senior Secondary School emerged second.

The 5-kilometer race was won by Edrisa Marong of Bottrop Senior Secondary School followed by Ebrima Saidy of the same school.

Ebrima Manneh of Bulock grabbed third position.Lamin Gibba of The Point newspaper took first position in the 5-kilometer race for companies.

Amie Colley of Bulock emerged first in the 5-kilometre female category, Fatou Matta Sawaneh took second and Kumba Jarju third.

The marathon, organised annually by the Gambia Volunteers Trust, brought together civil servants, institutions, schools, and individuals to compete head on.

Trophies, medals, sim cards and certificates were among the awards given to the winners and other participants at the end of the race.

Speaking to reporters shortly after the race, Roy Sanyang, CEO of Gambia Volunteers Trust, thanked President Yahya Jammeh and The Gambia government, Gambia Experience, UK partners, Gamtel /Gamcel, participants, and everyone who contributed to making the marathon a success.