23.09.2004 Sports News

Past winners of the Accra Milo Marathon

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Accra, Sept 23, GNA - Accra would witness yet another amazing marathon race on Saturday as more than 2000 athletes are expected to vie for honours at this year's event.

Saturday's event would be the 18th edition and as always, would be organized by the Dansoman Keep Fit Club. Two categories of athletes will compete- the mass Sports and the under-15.

The mass sports category, which begins at The Point, Nungua, through some principal streets in Accra to the Dansoman Keep Fit Club, would cover 42.2km while the under-15 category is expected to stretch 15km- from the Kaneshie Sports Stadium.

President John Agyekum Kufuor is expected to fire the starter's gun for the commencement of the event.

Below is a compilation of the previous winners by the GNA Sports Desk.

1987 --- Alfred Amegashie

1988 - Fred Adongo

1989 - Emmanuel Amo

1990 - Emmanuel Amo

1991 - Fred Adongo

1992 - Fred Adongo

1993 - Emmanuel Amo

1994 - Hagack Gideon

1995 - Stephen Manu

1996 - Stephen Manu

1997 - Alhaji Alhassan

1998 - Alhaji Alhassan

1999 - Richard Nifa

2000 - Stephen Manu

2001 - David Zigah

2002 - David Zigah

2003 - David Zigah

The winner will be flown by the Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) to compete in the prestigious Amsterdam marathon later in the year.

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