Milo Marathon Hits Accra Morrow
9/20/2012 2:31:18 PM -
About 7,000 runners are expected to hit some principal streets of Accra tomorrow for the 26th edition of the MILO Marathon competition dubbed, 'Champions Run The City'.
From The Point at Nungua through Teshie to the Dansoman Keep Fit Club, 3,000 runners will embark on a 42.2km race for the ultimate mouth-watering cash prize of GHC10,000 in the Mass Sport.
Four thousand juveniles will do a 5km race starting from the Azumah Nelson Complex to the Dansoman Keep Fit Club with the winner running home with a GHC1,200 cash prize, a trophy and MILO souvenirs.
Tomorrow's event, coming on the heels of the silver jubilee of the event, promises to be fiercely contested, according to the organizers, Dansoman Keep Fit Club, having recorded an escalating number close to 7,000 people, a sharp rise from last year's 5,000 participants.
The first and second runners-up in the Mass Sport will take home GHC7,000 and GHC5,000 and MILO souvenirs respectively, while GHC800 and GHC500 have been earmarked for the second and third positions in the juvenile category.
The 1st to 100th runners, according to the organizers, will receive cash prizes as well as Milo items.
Eighteen-year-old William Akuka Awunime dethroned the defending champion Godwin Adukpo to win the silver jubilee edition, while Lydia Ataa Afia won the ladies' edition.
It was 15-year-old Ernest Agyei who won the juvenile event.
This year's event is on the theme: 'Champions Run the City'.
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum