Monganie wins Kempinski Race Series

BY: Emmanuel Quaye

 International triathlete,Tareq  Monganie, won the country's second triathlon event held last Saturday at the  University of Ghana campus at Legon, completing the three-sport competition a time of 1:09.14 hours.

Dubbed “Kempinski Race Series,” the competition involved 47 triathletes from different countries participating in swimming, biking and running.

  Ghana’s Olympic para cyclists, Alem Mumuni, was a notable participant as he impressed many with his determination and will to swim, bike and even run on crutches.   

It was organised by the Ghana Triathlon Federation in collaboration with the University of Ghana and was sponsored by the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City.

Ghanaian Abdul-Rauf Zakaria, who placed third in the maiden event held early in the year, finished second in a time of 1:12.50 hours, followed in third position by Pierre Kervennal.

Phoebe Ash became the first woman to cross the finish line in a time of 1:28.20 hours followed by Samantha Tulenko (1:33.50 hours) in the women’s event.

Monganie later expressed his delight at winning event in Ghana.

“I have been doing triathlons for years now.The last time I took part in this kind of event was in South Africa and I am delighted to win in Ghana.

“It was tough for me climbing of the Legon hills of about two kilometre, cycling four times and running,” he said.