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30.10.2006 Sports News

Zigah Wins Marathon A 5th Time

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David Zigah made history last Saturday when he beat a field of over 4,000 participants to win this year's Accra Milo Marathon.

Zigah, a personnel of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) thus becomes a five-time winner of the 20-year-old event organized by the Dansoman Keep Fit Club and sponsored by Nestle Ghana Limited.

He won the event from year 2000 to 2003 and played second fiddle to Anthony Yin and Godwin Adukpo in the next two editions.

"I am happy I have taken my rightful place in this competition. I trained very hard for it and I am glad my efforts have been duly rewarded," Zigah said

Despite the fanfare that crowned his re-emergence, Zigah was not too enthused about his time and vowed to train harder if he is to make an impact in the Amsterdam Marathon.

Zigah won the event in a time of two hours, 38 minutes and 48 seconds (2:38:48 Secs) ahead of Evans Kpobi, a revelation and Anthony Yin, winner of the 2004 edition.

For winning the event, Zigah took home a KLM ticket to participate in the Amsterdam Marathon, cash amounts of ¢1 million and $1,500 and products from the sponsors, trophy, certificate and other items.

Private Esenam Torgbadza of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) won the ladies event and also took the ticket to represent Ghana in the Amsterdam event.

She was trailed in second and third positions by Gifty Koomson and Elizabeth Bortsor.

In the U-15 event, Francis Yeboah, Emmanuel Affum and David Agbezudor emerged the top three in the boys division while Lucy Baidoo, Lydia Achaa and Charity Obour occupied the top three positions in the girls event.

The oldest participant of the tournament King Tony, 74, finished around 3.20 p.m. He fell twice in the course of the competition

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