With less than two weeks before the next Brufut Marathon, last year's female champion, Hoja Secka of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF), over the weekend left Banjul for the United Kingdom where she will take part in the Bradford Marathon scheduled for December 2.
Secka's trip is facilitated by the Brufut Marathon Association, BMA and its travel partners Brussels Airlines, which annually donates an air ticket to any European destination for the winner of the Brufut Marathon girls' competition.
Speaking at the formal presentation of the ticket to the GAF athlete, Kabiro Darboe, head of marketing at Brussels Airlines, congratulated the Brufut Marathon Association for fulfilling a promise to register the female champion to an international event, and reaffirmed his company's support for the Brufut Marathon. He said Brussels Airlines is committed to provide services to any community it operates in and sports is one area it has taken as very important.
On his part, the chairman of the BMA, Ba S. Jabbie, thanked Brussels Airlines for the crucial partnership it provided the Brufut Marathon.
The presentation ceremony was witnessed by Mamudou Max Jallow, secretary general, and Lamin Cham, public relations officer of the BMA. Secka is accompanied by her coach, Warrant Officer Modou Lamin Jatta.