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Liberia: British Man Wins Liberia’s 2022 Marathon


Englishman Mikey Bryant has gained the lads’s episode of the 2022 Liberia Marathon race.

The British Nationwide, who works as a Doctor Assistant (PA) largely catering to kids at ELWA Hospital in Paynesville outdoors Monrovia gained the gold medal of the complete Marathon 42.2 Kilometers foot race on Sunday, August 21, 2022, with a dominating efficiency.

He ran from the start line on the Samuel Kanyon Doe (SKD) Sports activities Complicated in Paynesville by SKD Boulevard- 72nd, to Gardnersville- Japan Freeway, and passing by Sinkor to Congo City and again to the ending line, operating alone into the Sambadrome, ending in practically two hours.

Sierra Leone’s Osman Challey obtained silver medal and Liberian Alexander Joe Autto, took bronze in humid circumstances, turning into the primary Liberian to compete within the full Marathon 42.2k foot race.

The 29- year- outdated athlete, who performs for Hill Social & Athletic membership, expressed pleasure about being the primary Liberian to compete within the full Marathon and declare the third spot, whereas hoping to climb on the high in subsequent race.

” I have been coaching, to take care of my health which introduced the success immediately,” Alexander advised the NEW DAWN.” He added: “I then had the possibility to participate within the race and so I took the chance and noticed it as a private problem as nicely, for me to convey proud to Liberia.”

“I additionally needed to show to my household as nicely, that I’m a wonderful sportsman and successful the bronze”, Alex continued.

Nevertheless, British’s Mikey Bryant, 37, a really skilled runner, started to separate the sphere after 30 kilometers, beginning with a bunch of a dozen runners forward of him that slowly dropped away till he ran the ultimate kilometers alone.

“It was a bit gradual, so I made a decision to take over he mentioned. it was difficult too, as a result of everybody needs a medal. I used to be coming right here for gold, so I made a decision to go all of it out; this wasn’t unusual, as a result of I’ve been exercising,” mentioned Bryant.

Regardless of being a well being practitioner, he had competed in marathons in again England earlier than coming into the Liberian Marathon race with a victory.

In earlier Marathon appearances, Bryant advised the NEW DAWN, it was not unusual for him, as he is competed in 21k meters race earlier than shifting his focus to the longer distance.

Greater than 2,000 runners participated, together with athletes from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Benin, Nigeria, Palestine, Germany, France, Canada, Netherlands, Sweden, South Africa and the UK, drawing collectively roughly 16 nations competing within the discipline.

For the half Marathon, 21Kilometer foot race, Sierra Leonean Abubakar Conteh, gained the primary place, Liberian Augustine Momo, obtained the Silver Medal, whereas Alpha Okay. Fofana, once more of Sierra Leone took the third place.

Additionally, the Ladies’s episode 21k race Famatta Kanneh of Sierra Leone completed third, whereas her colleagues Fanta Sesay, and Jane Kargo, obtained Silver and Bronze Medals respectively in all Sierra Leone’s affairs.

Within the 10k foot race began from the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Sinkor, Monrovia at 8:15 A.M. to the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports activities Complicated in Paynesville and introduced collectively hundreds of runners, largely Liberians, however Sierra Leone’s John Bunba ran throughout the completed line to clinch the gold medal, whereas Mohammed Konneh and John Lacee completed second, and third place winners, respectively.

Within the feminine class, Famatta Kamara obtained gold medal, Grace Diagor, a Liberian took dwelling silver medal and Jessica Therapeutic gained the third place 10k race from JFK to SKD Sports activities Complicated.

In different classes Kemah G. Wolubah, gained the highest spot for the feminine crutches 10k race, whereas Emmanuel B. Nyumah, gained the wheelchairs and crutches 10K race.

Swedish Ambassador accredited to Liberia, City Sjöström, who participated within the half Marathon 21.2k race, has applauded the Liberia Marathon belief for internet hosting the competitors, which he described as thrilling for everybody to stay match, particularly the younger people.

Ambassador Sjöström assured the Swedish Embassy’s assist in the direction of the Liberia Marathon-Belief.

ArcelorMittal Liberia and Lonestar cell MTN, supporting organisers of the occasions, each appreciated the athletes for collaborating and reaffirmed their steady assist to the Liberia Marathon Belief.