Already The Gambia’s best long distance runners and even part-timers are common sights along major road sides, jogging and putting themselves in shape and fitness as the big day approaches.
The organising committee have not yet announced the exact amount of prize money but sources close to the national organising committee, coordinating the event say “very handsome” cash prizes, medals, trophies and possible material packages are on offer. All runners will get certificates confirming their participation in this memorable event.
The event is split into three categories; a half marathon 21km starting from Lamin to the July 22 Square, a 15km for girls and 10km for students starting from Tallingding and Banjul Breweries respectively and ending at the square in Banjul.
One of The Gambia’s best known names in long distance running, Samba Bah, said he is excited about the July 22 Marathon describing it as a good programme for national runners to show case their talents and feel part of the country’s development. On his chances of winning, the current Brufut Marathon champion said he is hopeful but there are a lot of potential competitors currently training ahead of the event.]]>