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.
The Analyst (Monrovia)
12 May 2011
For the very first time Liberians across the nation will have the opportunity to witness a world-class racing event that promises to deliver a new future to the Liberian society.
29 August 2011
Less than a decade ago, Liberians were running for their lives. Monrovia was a war zone. Armed rebel groups vied for power against the government of President Charles Taylor, a former warlord and now indicted war criminal.
Liberia Marathon (Monrovia)
29 August 2011
Running 26.2 miles in the wettest capital in the world is ‘no small thing’ as Liberians would say. But close to a thousand people turned out to run in Liberia’s FIRST ever marathon event – the 10km race, the Amputee race, the Wheelchair race and the Marathon race on Sunday 28th August.
28 August 2011
The first marathon to be held in Liberia took place today. Boakai Fofana, who manages AllAfrica's Monrovia office, was one of the runners in the 10 kilometer section of the race. He filed updates on Facebook prior to the start - and at the end. All set to run Liberia's first marathon this morning. Along with me in the 10k category are a number of young athletes, but I also see ...
25 August 2011
AllAfrica's Boakai Fofana has been in training for a couple of months to compete in the 10 kilometer race that is part of the Monrovia marathon on Sunday. After an early preparatory session, he chronicled his experience.