Magdalena to hoist Tanzania flag in China Marathon

TANZANIA: MAGDALENA Shauri is set to begin 2024 in style by hoisting the national flag in the Xiamen International Marathon in China.

The long-distance female Tanzanian runner is ready to compete on January 7th, eight days to come. Last year she achieved great success in various races both domestic and international, including shattering the Women’s National Marathon Record in Berlin with a time of 2 hours, 18 minutes, and 41 seconds, beating the previous record of 2 hours, 24 minutes and 59 seconds held by Banuelia Mrashani.

The National Sports Council (NSC) has confirmed her participation in the Xiamen Marathon via a press statement on its social media platforms. NSC granted her a permit to participate in the event, citing her excellent performance throughout 2023.

The council wished Magdalena all the best in her upcoming race and encouraged her to continue setting impressive records on the international stage, proudly representing Tanzania.

In Berlin, Magdalena won a bronze medal, finishing behind Ethiopian Tigist Assefa with a time of 2 hours, 11 minutes, and 53 seconds and Kenyan runner Sheila Chepkirui, who secured silver with a time of 2 hours, 17 minutes, and 49 seconds.

Aside from the medal, Magdalena also earned a prize of 12,500 US dollars (equivalent to approximately 31,201,100/-), while Tigist received 124,804,400/- and Sheila garnered 25,500 US dollars (equivalent to about 63,650,244/-).

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