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Liberia Stages First Marathon - with President Taking Part

The world's newest marathon and 10K race was held Sunday in Monrovia. Participants turned out in spite of the rainy weather, including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was st the starting line for the 10 kilometer section of the race. AllAfrica's Boakai Fofana sent Facebook updates prior to the start and at the end.

Author: aaronprs (Aaron Preston, Atlanta Georgia)
Fri May 13 01:20:39 2011

I highly appreciate the Mayor's BHP Billiton-Liberia Marathon scheduled for August, 2011.I will like to know what is the total mils coverage for this Marathon? However, considering the distance for the first time, I will recommend that the distance be reviewed and consideration be given for adjustment.

Aaron O.Preston Atalanta, Georgia, USA

Author: All Afrique 2013
Sun May 15 03:59:59 2011

I was wandering, if the reporter was adding his or her own words, to the news about, marathon race in Monrovia.Metropolitan Monrovia , is not so small a city. From SKD Sport Complex in Paynesville City, to Freeport is about 15 miles. From freeport to the intersection of Broad and Johnson street, is another five miles. So, how much more miles will they be running? A marathon race at international standards, is not more then 26 miles, I thing.And, Liberians, are not long distance runners. We can not even run short distances properly. Less we talk about full Marathon. They will need to make it , a mini Marathon, of nothing more then 15 miles. If not, some people will need emergency assistance.

People :  Alexander D. "Russian" Johnson

Alexander D. Russian Johnson is a participant of the BHP Billiton 2011 Marathon. He competes for the US $ 3,000.00 grand price on Sunday, August...

People :  Boakai Kanneh

Boakai Kanneh is a young carpenter and the owner of a workshop in Monrovia. He is determined to emerge victorious on August 28 in the...

People :  Momo Dunor

Momo Dunor is an 11th grade student at the Williams V.S Tubman High School in Monrovia, Liberia. He is determined to win the US $3,000.00...

People :  Fidel C. Budy

Fidel C. Budy is a 29 year old Marketing Professional with over seven years of experience in Sales, Business Management, Housing Management and Community Service.

People :  Jimmy James

Jimmy James is a student of the United Methodist University participating in the 2011 BHP Billiton Marathon on August 28 in Monrovia.

Author: stanfordflomo
Mon Jan 9 16:33:11 2012

Thanks to Jimmy for standing tall in the race hope he keeps it up. congrate Jimmy, tanks also for acknowledging your father.

People :  B. Emmanuel Sharpe

Beyan Emmanuel Sharpe is a Professional Nurse with the Nurse Anesthetic Program at the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA) in Monrovia.

People :  Jerry Doegblee

Jerry Doegblee was born and raised in Liberia.He is a student of the United Methodist University and a participant of the BHP Billiton Marathon on...

People :  Mohammed A. Kiahon

Mohammed A. Kiahon is a dedicated officer of the Liberian National Police and a runner in the 2011 BHP Billiton Marathon scheduled to take place...

People :  Amos Q. Tokpa

Amos Q. graduates from the United Methodist University on the 9th of August and competes in the BHP Billiton Marathon on the 28th of August...

People :  Abednego T. Neagor

Abednego T. Neagor is a Liberian born on May 15 in Gbarnga City. He is the Secretary General for the Youth Empowerment Movies Production in...

People :  Clara Williams

Clara Williams is a young female athlete contesting in the BHP Billiton Marathon on August 28, 2011.

People :  Samuel J. Askie

Samuel J. is contesting in the BHP Billiton Marathon on August 28, 2011. He hopes to emerge victorious at the end of the competition...

People :  Geeta K. Borbor

Geeta Borbor is a young beautician and an athlete. She runs 400m in the Liberian National County Meets.

Author: goldentgirl3813
Sat Feb 2 16:17:24 2013

i will be coming to liberia next year--would like to meet you

People :  Jefferson Thomas

Jefferson Thomas is a youth leader and an athlete.He is the Vice-president of the Conquerors Athletic Club in Monrovia.

People :  Wilson Williams

Wilson Williams is a banker and a confident competitor in the August 28 BHP Billiton Marathon scheduled to take place in Monrovia.

People :  Emmanuel Agu

Emmanuel Agu is a two time National County Sports Meet Champion in Liberia.He won two gold medals in 2009 and 2010 respectively. He is one...