The Race

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The Race

Gueoul race winners

Gueoul race winners

Amanda McCracken

Gueoul race winners

Amanda McCracken

Amanda McCracken

Gueoul race winners

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At the start, they installed the tents. After the chairs, the installation of the music and guests took place.

There was also security, the karate demonstration, and many participants.

For the speeches, there were four people: Marietou, Badara, Diodio and Khadim. They talked about the race and its importance.

They said they would like that this race to continue in the following years, and they thanked the participants and the organizers. They also said that “it is very good for health.”

For the participants, the race began at the starting line at 9’clock. The race started from the foyer des jeunes (youth center) and ended at the same place.

The first man was Issa Sylla. He is 25 years old, and he does training for the STAPS fitness club at nearby University Gaston-Berger. He was here for the competition, and he said that “the competition is very good for the health.”

Issa wins

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Issa Sylla wins

Aida Fall is a 19 years old woman. She was the first finisher among the women. She was here for the race and found that the organization is very nice because it brings security.

Gueoul race winner interview

Amanda McCracken
Aida Fall post-race interview

The children played two games. The boys had hula hoop race, where they ran as fast as possible to be the first. The girls play the “egg balancing race,” where they walked as fast as possible while balancing an egg on a spoon. And the children also did the karate demonstration.

In the end, there were many prizes for the first until the eighth. The prizes there were shoes, milk and money. The organizers gave them those prizes to cheer them.

Finally, we were very happy to participate in this race. We heard the cries, we saw many persons, and we took pictures.