Official: Sekondi-Takoradi Marathon has been cancelled

Official: Sekondi-Takoradi Marathon has been cancelled

The second edition of the 2021 Sekondi-Takoradi Marathon (STM) has officially been cancelled a statement from the race organisers has disclosed. The event on which the initial date was scheduled to take place on a historic Sunday, 26th December 2021 at Sekondi-Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana was being postponed. Official: Sekondi-Takoradi Marathon has been cancelled for the first time.

The organisers said that the reasons for the postponement were far beyond their reach and nothing can be done about it, but had no other option just to set a new date for the mega event. Arguably the STM event is described as one the best road races in West Africa after the successes it chalked in its maiden edition.

After the postponement, the race organisers had encountered with all the stakeholders which include but are not limited to coaches, managers, athletes, and the sponsors/partners of the event and all settled on a suitable date which was being shifted to Monday, 3rd January 2022.

Just yesterday, on New Year Eve’s day, the organsiers announced that per their briefing on the COVID-19 situation in the country so far, and according to the Ghana Health Service the cases are rising up at a much faster rate during the Christmas celebrations. There is the need to safeguard the life of the athletes first because it’s better to call off the race this year and follow situations on the COVID-19.

The World Health Organisation has warned nationals about the new Omicron variant and how it’s spreading at a much faster rate. The WHO says the new Omicron variant has mild symptoms and advised all to take their vaccination and follow the protocols diligently to be able to minimise the spread.

Race organisers have already started the preparations towards a successful event for the 2022 Sekondi-Takoradi Marathon. They also apologised for any inconveniences caused to all the stakeholders and promised to deliver a world-class event in the subsequent organisation of the race.

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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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