Two police constables, on Saturday won the Volta Regional edition of the 2015 Millennium Marathon in Ho.
Joseph Yandal and Elizabeth Bortsor, both national marathon champions from the region, finished the 10.5 kilometre race in 32 and 35 minutes for the male and female competitions.
Former champion, Godwin Atsu Adukpo from Keta, was second and Kwesi Savi from Ho-Bankoe came third for the male category while Deborah Gah, from Mepe was second and Yayra Misiso, from Bator, was third for the females competition.
The winners were given certificates and home appliances and would represent the region in the national event on September 5.
Madam Helen Ntoso, Volta Regional Minister congratulated the winners and charged them to win the national event for the region.
She said the Regional Coordinating Council would sponsor participants who came fourth and fifth to join the six winners for the national event.
Mr Ashim Morton, Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Marathon Sports Limited, organisers of the event described the Regional marathon as the best so far, with over 3,500 participants.
“This is massive. The turnout is great with many volunteers, keep fit clubs, pupils and students. We are happy even with the hundreds of spectators,” he said.
Eastern Region would host the next regional event in Koforidua. GNA