It's 10 cheers for Diacore marathon

Going strong: Diacore marathon will mark its 10th anniversary this year
Going strong: Diacore marathon will mark its 10th anniversary this year

It is considered the biggest race in the country and this year, the Diacore Gaborone Marathon is celebrating 10 years of existence. The annual race, which is set for July, will not just be any other competition.

In 2012, the race was adopted by Diacore Botswana and participation has grown from 2,000 athletes to over 10,000. Diacore Marathon race manager, Tshepiso Baipidi told Mmegi Sport that celebrating 10 years is no small feat. “We normally have a theme for every edition. This time around, we are not focusing on the theme and we are not partnering with anyone.

The focus is celebrating 10 years of our existence. It is going to be a big celebration. Our focus is on the runners' experience both on the route and on-site,” she said. Baipidi said they always try to have entertainment for the runners along the route. She said as the organisers they always make sure to raise the bar every year. She said planning for the marathon does not get easier as they have to set a certain standard because they have to reach international standards. “We might be based here but we compare ourselves to other international races.

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