Madagascar: Mahajanga semi marathon; 300 athletes already registered
Some 300 athletes have already been registered for the 2012 semi marathon of Mahajanga that kicks off next Saturday May 19. This year’s edition of the national competition is quite special with the inclusion of a 10km race for veterans and 1300m for school athletes. Amongst the athletes to converge in Mahajanga next Saturday are last year’s winners; Clarisse Rasoarizay and Hajanirina Andriamparany. For this edition, the champions in the general 21.185 km in both the men’s and the ladies’ categories will represent Madagascar during a similar exercise to take place in Mauritius. According to the president of the Madagascan athletics federation, Christian James Razafimahefa, the total number of athletes for the 2012 semi marathon of Mahajanga has been limited to 400 in order to ensure an excellent organization.