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Nyaka Aids Foundation organises replica virtual marathon in Kanungu district

KANUNGU- Nyaka Aids Foundation on Thursday October 29th 2020 organized a virtual replica New York marathon in Kanungu District which started in Kambuga at Bishop Comboni college playground at 5am.

According to the organizers, five people participated in the 42km marathon which was won by Kamusiime Alex Kazigaba followed by Ampeire Smith and Tumusiime Elvis Brian then Asia Peter and Kato Ronald respectively. 

The event was however disrupted by the rain after Nyarurambi Primary School in Kambuga Sub County.

The race was tracked by mapping and the recording of each participant recorded because they were connected to the internet where recording was done and monitored.

Kamusiime Alex Kazigaba who won the Virtual 42 km Marathon in Kanungu District

According to one of the participants Ampeire Smith, there was no cheating or taking short cuts since the runners were monitored.

Ampaire confessed to our reporter that Running is the hardest sport when you hear Joshua Kiptegei winning its real competition; however all the 5 participants finished successfully at around 10:00 am, and ended again at the same venue.

This is the first time a replica of the New York marathon is carried out in Uganda by Nyaka Aids Foundation.

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Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaijahttps://theinformerug.com/
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.

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