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Farafenni Senior School dominates maiden marathon

May 31, 2011, 2:57 PM

Students from Farafenni Senior School grabbed the top three laurels of last week's Farafenni Marathon Association maiden run.

The run, held on Wednesday, included a total of 19 participants out of which 15 were males and 4 females.

The participants were mainly students, soldiers and two Malians residing in Farafenni.

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd places all came from Farafenni Senior School while 4th and 5th positions were occupied by soldiers from the 2nd infantry battalion.

The three best female runners are from the senior secondary school. Prizes and certificates were given to the first five male participants and all 4 male athletes.

According to Malang Camara, the PRO of the organising committee, the day was chosen because it marked the African Liberation Day.

He also expressed his regret for their inability to organise bicycle and wheelchair races but said they are hopeful that next year event will take a bigger dimension.

He also dilated on the importance of sport as it increases the interaction of youths and also improves their health status.

The primary objective of the committee, according to Camara, is to provide support to the health and education sector with funds raised from the events.

Camara commended the Brufut Marathon Association and the National Sports Council for the support accorded them.

Other speakers included Modou Mboob of GTBank, who was also the guest speaker, Mr Arafang Dibba and Mr M. L. Jagne of the Sports Committee.