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Sunday, January 17, 2021

FOTGA REGISTERS GAMBIAN RUNNERS IN UK HALF MARATHON

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The two are Lamin Sanneh and Mariam T Jallow, both current and former champions of the Brufut marathon, partners of the Fotga.

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Through the partnership lasting over 20 years, Fotga, support the annual Brufut run with trophies, medals and preparatory budget and for two years now, paid registration for the Brufut run champions to run in UK marathons.

This year, Mariama and Lamin, both Gambia police athletes, would run at Humber Bridge on June 29. A total of 2,500 athletes from around the world will compete in the half marathon.

Commenting on this year’s programme BMA chairman Ba Jabbie commended Fotga for the initiative adding that this is another strong indication of Fotga’s interest and dedication to The Gambia’s development in all spheres.

“These are among The Gambia’s best long-distance runners with great potentials for future medal in world events and the exposure at Humber Bridge would only help give them more experience. We are in touch with their employers, the GPF, and other partners like the Brussels Airlines to get them packaged for the run,” Jabbie said.

He used the occasion to thank the Gambian community in Leeds, UK who supported the athletes last year including cheering them at the run.

The Humber Bridge half marathon was first run in 1999. It raises tens of thousands of pounds for local charities. It will start on Sunday June 29 at 9.00 am.

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