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Samba & Alhagie Bah in Freetown Marathon

May 7, 2013, 9:45 AM

Two Gambia’s long distance runners, Samba Bah and Alhagie Bah, will participate in the popular Street Child Marathon which will take place on 26 May this year in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

 The duo participated in the first-ever Foni Bajana Congress Marathon held in March.

Their participation in the marathon is facilitated by The Gambia Volunteers Organisation, a non-profit making organisation established in 2009 by Roy Sanyang, a Gambian based in the UK and supported by Gambia Bird Airlines.

Speaking to this reporter on Sunday, the duo who took first and second positions in the 10km male race of the Bajana Congress Marathon organised by the same organisation, said they felt honoured and great to be selected by The Gambia Volunteers Organisation to take part in the marathon, and thanked the organisation for selecting them.

They also thanked Gambia Bird Airlines for the continuous support given to them. 

According to them, they are training very hard to raise the Gambian flag high in Freetown, while calling on the support and prayers of the general public.

For her part, Mbacke Njie, secretary general of the Gambia Volunteers Organisation, said the duo will be departing on the 22nd of this month for the marathon.

While thanking The Gambia Bird Airlines for their partnership, she urged the two athletes to go and represent the country well, noting that they are hopeful the duo could come home with medals.

SG Njie therefore spoke of the organisation’s commitment to contributing to the development of the country in all areas.

Readers would recall that this is the same organisation that has also registered for Hoja Secka’s participation in the Great Manchester Marathon, the UK, slated for 26th of this month.

Hoja Secka has finally found herself in the UK training ahead of her race.