By Foday Manneh
The third edition of the Marathon Eiffage Dakar was organized on the 20 – 21 of November in Senegal.
The International sporting event seeks to promote cultural diversity, civic, and social activities.
The event brought together 15,000 athletes across the continent to compete in categories including a 42km marathon, 21km semi-marathon, and 10km long distance race.
Gambian Marathon runner Nyima Camara joined other participants in the two day event and won the 10km race with a timing of 39 minutes 29 seconds.
Nyima, a former Mingdaw Senior Secondary School student won the gold medal at the event after emerging first in the long-distance race.
In the same category, another young Gambian athlete, Kaddy Mambureh of Saint Peter’s High School won the runners-up medal with a timing of 40 minutes 3 seconds.