Kenyans enter Francistown marathon

Heading to Francistown: beMobile marathon organisers expect 3000 runners for the february race PIC: KABO MPAETONA
Heading to Francistown: beMobile marathon organisers expect 3000 runners for the february race PIC: KABO MPAETONA

FRANCISTOWN: Three runners from marathon powerhouse, Kenya have registered to take part in the inaugural beMOBILE Francistown Marathon billed for February 15.

More than 300 runners have registered for the race, with organisers targeting an entry of 2,000. “There has been a lot of inquiry from individuals and companies. Our hope is that those who have made inquiries will register in numbers so that we meet our target. So far, the registration process has been going smoothly and we have registered around 300 people for the race. These include those who register through companies,” the chairman of the organising committee, Ben Tobedza, told Mmegi Sports yesterday.

Among those who have registered are three unnamed Kenyan runners who are expected to add some East African flair to the race. Kenya has dominated long distance races throughout the world. Other runners from neighbouring countries such as Zambia and Zimbabwe have made inquiries and are expected to register, Tobedza said.

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