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9 African Pro Athletes To Run The Wales Marathon

May 22nd, 2015 | by Events Staff
9 African Pro Athletes To Run The Wales Marathon

A group of professional athletes from Africa are to take part in The Oakwood Wales Marathon this year at the 2XU Long Course Weekend. Five men and four women are taking to the Welsh roads and competing in the Half and Full Marathon on the 5th of July in Tenby.

Gyang Danjuma, who is taking part in the Full Wales Marathon has previously received 1st and 2nd place medals for his performances in the 26.2mile distance. Gyang’s best marathon time is a quick 2hr:32min:14sec which was the Accra International Marathon in 2012. Running closely behind will be Alli Oluyemi Labeeb, who holds a best time of 2hr:35min:29sec. The only woman taking on the full Marathon is Njoku Genevive Uchechi who has a personal record of 2hr:55min:57sec.

The Oakwood Wales Marathon is taking steps into its sixth year, and has grown to be very popular among the runners from the UK and the rest of the world. The event has become a stage for people to achieve not only personal goals, but as a platform to raise money for charity, or as with last year, an opportunity to make some history and try break a world record (dressed as nut and 370 marathons in 365 days). With a red carpet finish, a packed finish line with plenty of support, as well as the chance to see yourself on TV, it’s not one to be missed!

The Oakwood Wales Marathon is great for all levels of runners as it also incorporates the Wales Half Marathon and the Wales 10k that join onto the same route as the marathon runners, adding something extra special to the run course. Being that the event is Wales only fully closed road marathon it allows athletes to wholly take in the incredible Welsh scenery on the route, passing country side, beaches and more.

For those who want to try and catch themselves on camera, the race is televised and the event went to over 560 million homes worldwide last year. This really has added a huge advantage to athletes and spectators, especially those want to watch the event back on TV after the race.

There are still places for the event, details can be found below:

When | 5th July 2015
Where | Tenby
Distances | Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km
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