Breaking News: The Maiden Edition Of The Tamale Marathon Called Off

Breaking News: The Maiden Edition Of The Tamale Marathon Called Off

The maiden edition of the Tamale Marathon has been canceled and it has been rescheduled to next year to its original date. The event was rescheduled to take place on Saturday, 27th November 2021 on the principal streets of Tamale. Breaking News: The maiden edition of the Tamale Marathon called off.

The Technical Committee of the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) has certified the event. GAA brought an official communique on 19th November 2021, a letter signed by the Chief Executive of Officer (CEO), Mr. Bawa Fuseini.

The race organisers issued a statement that all athletes should hold on. Nobody should travel to Tamale until they have given them the green light. Because they were having an emergency meeting.

The outcome of the meeting.

“Due to what we have suffered, it may not be prudent to hold the event this year. We are locked in a meeting with the stakeholders. The consensus decision of the stakeholders is to reschedule the event to next year to its original date”, said the Race Director, Mr. Charles Cobbina.

The Tamale Marathon was to be in history books as the first-ever major competitive road race event to be held in the Northern Sector of Ghana.

The original date was on 25th September 2021.

A new date will be in September 2022 but whether on 24th or 25th we can’t confirm that.

Athleticshour.com will provide any titbit of information needed to all coaches and athletes.

See you next year in Tamale.

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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