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Uganda Wildlife Marathon: Over 10,000 Grace Fifth Edition

Over 10,000 participants took part in the Uganda Wikd life Authority Marathon, the first time to reach that landmark.

Last year, the marathon attracted 3000 participants which is thrice of this years number.

Chemonges Sabilla, the Deputy legal and cooperate affair in charge of sport has hailed this year’s Marathon to be successful towards Uganda wildlife authority’s plans of involving the public in wildlife protection.

“This is a right call as we want to involve every body in the course of wildlife protection, we decided to come up with the marathon because we found out that it is something to bring us closer with the public and we have got no regret.”

The Minister of tourism Tom Butime has also hailed the marathon: “This activity is a part of world wildlife day which will be held in Kisoro on March 3, but it also gives us a chance on sensitizing the public about the important of wildlife.”

“Many tourists come here just because wildlife were finished in their homelands. It is an opportunity for us to have real animals. They are coming here to see a real lion among others. It is important to us our children and our GDP.

“We receive over 1.7 billion dollars annually and if we don’t protect them they will got finished and we will lose alot.”

Marathons results

42km Men
Lubega Robert
Kabagambe Julius
Salimo David

42km Women
Prisca Chesanga
Chesanga Ndiwa
Nansamba Grace

21km Men
Kwendi Salim
Korir Paul
Ategeka Brian Paul

21km Women
Chesanga Juliet
Chelangat Sharon
Chelangat Sylvia

10km men
Samuel Chemtai
Okwi Chris
Nkoyoyo Andrew

10km Women
Chemusto Kerine
Cherukut Helen
Pamela Marry.

5km
Omara Reymond
Fadhil Jaffari
Akibua Leonard.

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