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Liberia ends Intl Marathon, several win gold, silver, bronze

By Kolubah Zayzay
Kenyan runner, Nathan Naibei
Kenyan runner, Nathan Naibei

(’s second International Marathon was held Sunday, August 25, 2013 with all gold and silver medals in the “elite” and “10-K” races going to visiting track athletes.

Twenty six year-old Kenyan Track Athlete, Nathan Naibei, ran 26 miles in two hours, thirty three minutes and fifty seconds to win the Gold Medal in the Elite event.

The Silver and Bronze Medals were won by Sierra Leonean’s Idrissa Kargbo and Osman Challey, who ran around Monrovia in 2hrs, 35mi, 15s ,as well as 2hrs, 40mi and 54s to finish 2nd and 3rd places, respectively.

The best performing Liberian in that category was Raymond Dovenon. He clocked three 3hrs, 15s to win the patriot prize.

In the women 26- mile race, Sierra Leone’s Mamie Konneh Lahun ran 3hrs, 3mi, 43s to win the Gold Medal.

Another Sierra Leonean, Rena Deitz, picked up a silver medal when she finished second place, clocking 3hrs, 57mi, and 23s.

Joy Colley of Liberia won Bronze in the women elite race, running 4hrs, 19mi, and 28s. She also won the Patriot Medal.

In the men 10-K race, Gabriel Flomo of Sierra Leone won Gold, running 35mi, and 10s.

Mohammad Bah Kamara also from Sierra Leone ran 36mi 13s to pick up the second place medal.

Liberia’s Prince Faraj won the men 10-K third medal after running 37mi, 13s.

Prince Faraj also collected the Patriot Medal, representing the medal for the best performing Liberians in the race.

The women 10-K was won by 17 year-old Sierra Leonean runner, Anges Manseray. She clocked 42mi, 57s.

Mabel Kallon ran 47mi, 59s to pick up the silver medal, while Jemu Zarzar collected the Bronze Medal in 48mi, 19s.

Liberia’s Comfort Myers won the Patriot Medal, running 53mi, 10s.

Moses Sackie clocked 44mi, 8s to win the Wheel Chair 10-Kilometer race in front of last year’s winner, Emmanuel Donzo, who ended as second place winner of the medal racing, running 45mi, 34s.

Thomas Mulbah won the third place on 46mi, 38s.

In the Crutches race, Emmanuel Nyumah, ran for 1hr, 48s to win the gold medal.

Jerome Toupah finished  the Silver Medal, clocking 1hr, 10mi, 27s, while Tom Koroma came third in the crutches race.


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