Sunday, November 6, 2011

Madagascar: strong participation in the International Marathon in Tana


The twelfth edition of the Marathon Tana will be marked by the participation of 672 runners and the presence of two elite Kenyan athletes and'une icon of the French long distance running. The Madagascan opposition is ready for the challenge.
Laville Antananarivo International Marathon has in recent years. But not until the arrival of Edgar Razafindravahy at the head of the administration of the Madagascan capital, so that the event has sponsorship and direct involvement of the municipality in the organization of the race.
This Sunday, November 6, 672 runners will start. 223 including 16 women participating in the marathon of 42.195 km, 424 at the Fun Run (6 km) and 25 disabled-run. Thirty-five foreign athletes of different nationalities (Malagasy, Irish, German, American, English, French, Japanese, Kenyan Australian, Belgian, Turkish, among others) stand on the starting line.
The Kenyan runner Kipkoech Cheruiyot Reuben said he is ready to face Hajanirina Andriamparany, the winner of the last edition. " Haja has h29'16 2'', but this time record will be broken. He used to run at high altitude, but I'm not afraid because I've come to the title, " he announced.
In the women, the Kenyan Sheila Kasyoka Mbaku also expressed readiness to meet the challenge against Rasoarizay Clarisse, who won in 2010 with a time of 2 h 52 '57''. "The temperature in Antananarivo surprised me, but Celan m ' prevent him from attempting the victory " , she said.
Furthermore lesdeux Kenyans, the French Beatrice Ceveno with a time of 2:43 is expected.
At the organizational level, lasoci├ęt├ęSainto provide more than 4000 bottles of water and twenty bonbonnesde 20litres of water will be made ​​available to the riders and staff of the competition as well as security officials. 
In a press conference, Eleanor Naud, initiator of the event, held especially to thank the Urban Commune of Antananarivo. "Our goal is to promote sport in general and athletics in particular. The presence of the urban municipality will give a good image of Tana International Marathon like London, Paris and many other capitales.En short, it encourages us to move forward even though, but every time I finish a project, I always said I'll stop . "
Besides the establishment of municipal officers LaPolice and the national police along the route of the marathon, the urban municipality has also provided an ambulance during the race. "The roads will therefore be closed from 7 am until the end of the competition," says a statement City.

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