The Millennium Marathon, the first ever international long distance race to be held in Ghana, on September 6, 2015 has been approved by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).

Hughes Jones, a top international personality from AIMS was in [link id="7" tax="category" text="Ghana"] to inspect the race course and tested the starting and finishing points at the Independence Square in Accra.

Mr Jones gave the green light for the race and urged other international runners to take part as there is a brand new car on offer.

[link id="295" tax="post_tag" text="AIMS "]is a member based organization of more than 380 of the world’s leading distance races, from over 100 countries & territories.

The objectives of AIMS are to foster and promote distance running throughout the world, to work with the International Association of Athletic Federations ([link id="175" tax="post_tag" text="IAAF"]) on all matters relating to international road races and to exchange information, knowledge and expertise among members of the association.

Meanwhile, Malik Yakubu of Tamale has won the first ever regional marathon organized by the Millennium Marathon Company.

Atampouri Akakiya finished second while Yusif Malik took the third position  in the event which attracted lots of participants including the Northern Regional Minister.

Abini Beauty triumphed in the female category with Felicia Pomega close second and Ibrahim Rabbi finishing in the third position.

The event took place in the Northern regional capital city of Tamale attracting many runners who were enticed to run and enter the main [link id="754" tax="post_tag" text="Millennium Marathon 2015"] in Accra this September.