This was disclosed by the president of the Gambia Athletics Association GAA, Dodou Joof in an interview with The Standard. He said Mariama was invited by the Athletics Kenya in recognition of her impressive performance in the first edition of the African Cross country championship in Uganda.
Mariama who recently won the Brufut Marathon in the female 21K, said she is working very hard for the event, hoping it will be another success.
Mariama’s ticket and accommodation are funded by the African athletics body CAA, the organisers, while the Gambian association will pay her per diem.]]>