GHANA’S TRIASTARS SEND POSITIVE SIGNALS OF PROGRESS
Ghana Triathletes Mark Ofosu and Laila Zangwio made an astounding performance in the just ended Daman World Triathlon Series in Abu Dhabi which was staged from March 8-9, 2019.
After several preparations, it was reported the two will pull up a surprising performance and behold, they did not disgruntle hopes of Ghana and West African Triathlon fans. Competing in the Olympic race for the first ever time, Mark Ofosu placed 4th out of 28 in his age group and 38th out of about 432 male triathletes.
There were a total of 561 which he managed to secure an enviable 42nd position. Mark finished the Olympic Distance in 2:18:48secs. It is evident that, the performance of Mark Ofosu has been very progressive and fans are very confident of an honourable performance in the upcoming Legon Sprint Series in May and the African Championship in June.
Fearless Laila Zangwio, finishing her first ever Olympic distance in 2:54:02secs placed 46 out of 100 female athletes from all over the world. She came 5th out of 8 athletes in her age group and positioned 345 out of the 561 male and female triathletes who competed in the race.
The two were grossly excited to have competed in the race and how far they have come after pushing the Ghana Triathlon Federation to be part of this race. The response in their excitements predicts so much hunger for more World Triathlon Series races and the Ghana Triathlon Federation cannot be any happier.
In the youth category, Ebenezer Osabutey under the tutelage of senior athlete and Coach Abdul Rauf Zakaria is preparing for the Youth Triathlon Development Camp in Durban by the end of March. Ebenezer is being prepared to join his seniors and is likely to participate in more of these youth camps across the world.
Surely, the Accra Triathlon African Cup in June 2019 promises to be thrilling.
Ghana Triathlon Federation congratulates the two for raising the flag of Ghana high and being courageous to have approached this daunting and challenging task.