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City of Banjul
Monday, October 19, 2020

Twenty years on, Brufut marathon still running

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The audience heard a professional analysis of the government’s position on Vision 2016 from the director of Agricultural Services, Ousman Jammeh while a local drama group dramatised the concept behind Vision 2016 in front of runners and invited guests.

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The organising body, the BMA and its partners, notably the Friends of The Gambia Association, Fotga, West African Lottery and Banjul Breweries put on a good show albeit in an emotional year when the loss of founders Max Jallow and Alieu Jarju are still impacting on the organisation’s performance.

It was all business as usual on the road though as The Gambia’s top distance runners in Samba Bah and Mariama Jallow came out first respectively in the male and female 21 kilometre categories.

The 10 kilometres also produced familiar names such as Sona Saho and Nyima Marong among others.

A short statement delivered by BMA communications assistant Mariama Saine paid tribute to the late heroes and pioneers of the event and promised a better future for the Brufut marathon.

The chairman, Ba S Jabbi said he was impressed that young people have now been blended into the organisation which projects a brighter future.

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