Monday, 5 September 2011

Chacha, Jackline triumph at Rocky City Marathon

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam
From a Correspondent in Mwanza

GODFREY Chacha from Mara and Arusha’s Jackline Juma won the Rock City Marathon 2011 titles in the men and women disciplines here on Saturday.

Chacha clocked 61.03.44 to outsmart over 100 rivals while Jackline timed 1:15.22 to win the women’s race.

She beat 30 others. Mohammed Gulle from Arusha prevailed in the men’s five-kilometre race, beating Dotto Ikangaa, also from Arusha and Pascal Ramadhan from Singida.

The race which started in 2009 has been organized by Capital-Plus International (CPI), an integrated communications firm based in Dar es Salaam and sponsored by Airtel, Geita Gold Mine, Air Tanzania Company Limited, Parastatal Pensions Fund (PPF), Bank M, MOIL, National Social Security Fund (NSSF), New Mwanza Hotel, and the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB).

The Mwanza Regional Police Commander, Liberatus Balo, who was the guest of honour at the event, said he was impressed by the private sector's efforts to promote sports in the country and asked more companies to come forward and do the same.

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