Tamale Marathon: The Federation’s Warning Came Late – Coach Elorm  

Tamale Marathon: The Federation’s Warning Came Late – Coach Elorm

One of the renowned coaches in West Africa, Coach Elorm from the University of Ghana has commented on the Tamale Marathon postponement. The Tamale Marathon was to be held on 6 November 2021 but was called off on the eve’s day of the event. This has caused a lot of mixed reactions between the coaches and athletes and is not quite understandable. Tamale Marathon: The federation’s warning came late – Coach Elorm.

Coach Elorm on his official Facebook page wrote this.

“I’m saddened that the Tamale Marathon which was scheduled to take place today has been postponed.

The federation’s warning came too late as most athletes and coaches had already arrived in Tamale from afar and near to participate in the marathon. This shows how hungry coaches and athletes are for competitions.

I know a lot of organizers are taking advantage of the system to exploit athletes but the last-minute call-off isn’t the best solution too.

Going forward, the federation should come out with rules and regulations to follow in organizing private meets. It would go along to protect athletes from using their already not available funds for travelling to fruitless journey as this”.

The Tamale marathon is now scheduled for Saturday 20th November 2021. The venue and the route remain unchanged.

Source: Coach Elorm’s Official Facebook Page


By Athleticshour

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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