Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

3 January 2013

Tanzania: Marwa, Ramadhani Shine At Dar es Salaam Race

TOP local runner Dickson Marwa from Holili Running Club (HRC) and Sarah Ramadhani from Zanzibar emerged winners of MeTL New Year Eve Midnight 10-kilometre race 2013 that was held in Dar es Salaam.

Marwa won men's category after clocking 29:14:45, while Sarah Ramadhani posted 33:82:31 to win women's category Other top five winners for men's category were second placed Patrick Nyangero from HRC, who clocked 29:16: 88, Mohamed Msenduki from Arusha used 29:22:80 to finish third, Faustine Mussa from JWTZ Arusha finished fourth in a time of 29:27:05, while Ramadhani Mnyandeo came fifth in a time of 29:27:74.

For women's category Mary Naali from African Ambassador Athletic Club (AAAC) Arusha came second (34:10:90), followed by Faulina Abdi (36:02:58). Banuelia Brighton from HRC came fourth after clocking 38:21:12 and Asmah Rajab finished fifth in a time of 45:31:19.

On the side of the disabled runners Shukuru Khalfan emerged the winner after clocking 38:51:10 and was closely followed by Wilbert Costantino who used 39:29:02. The third place went to Mathias Jollo (43:13:07), while Christian Amour was fourth in a time of 43:27:58.

John Stephano finished fifth, clocking 52:31:34. Organiser of the event Sarah Ramadhani thanked Mohamed Enterprises (MeTL) for supporting the race. MeTL also bankrolled Sara's club-- Nyro Athletics to secure a five-hectares of land in Kibaha, where they are planning to set up an ultra- modern athletics centre. She said the venue will cater for all round athletics activities including track and field events. "We will provide space for such events as long and high jumps, shot put, discuss and many others," she said.

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