Ghana Armed Forces Winners At Millennium Marathon Present Trophies To Chief Of Defence Staff

Ghana Armed Forces Winners At Millennium Marathon Present Trophies To Chief Of Defence Staff

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The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) team who excelled at the 2022 Millennium Marathon on Wednesday paid a courtesy call on Vice Admiral Seth Amoama, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) at his office in Burma Camp to present to him medals and trophies won at this year’s event.

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) team displayed an amazing performance to sweep almost all award in the 21km and 5km race.

The Chief of Defense Staff commended the team efforts of the young talents who represented GAF in achieving greatness.

“Sports development is taken very serious in the Ghana Armed Forces, and so when I had the invitation, I saw it as an opportunity for the athletes to showcase their might and we won laurels in the competition” he said.

Vice Admiral Amoama expressed his delight in the performance of the GAF team and urged them to do more in order to raise the flag of Ghana high at other competitions.

He further stated that the team would excel and make Ghana proud in the upcoming All African Games in Ghana.

Mrs. Catherine Morton, the Race Director of the Millennium Marathon thanked the Ghana Armed Forces and the CDS for their role in sports development in Ghana.

According to her, this year’s event received massive registrations from over 22 countries and over 4,000 runners and in the end it was athletes from the Ghana Armed Forces who managed to sweep almost all the top prizes.

“We have a new record for the millennium marathon which was set by an Ethiopian and this record has been broken for the first time, we have three athletes from Ghana breaking the record and completing the race in 64 minutes.”

She expressed gratitude to the Ghana Armed Forces and urged the athletes to continue training to become world champions.

GAF’s Ishmael Arthur set a new Millennium Marathon record with a time of 1:02:05s at the 2022 edition.

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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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