Haile GebrselassieThe first rated international marathon to take place in Ghana will host renowned marathon legend, Haile Gebrselassie.

Ethiopian marathon legend, Haile Gebrselassie is expected to arrive in Ghana on Tuesday to launch the first rated international marathon to take place in Ghana, the Millennium Marathon.

Gebrselassie who will take part in the marathon when it runs off in September, arrives at the Kotoka International Airport at 11 am on Tuesday ahead of the launch at Alisa Hotel in Accra at 4pm and an evening cocktail at the residence of the Ethiopia Ambassador at 7pm.

This will be the first time Ghana will be hosting such a momentous marathon event for both local and international runners, and the first time the World Marathon runner will arrive in Ghana.

Organizers of the event, Millennium Marathon Sports Company believe the race and its side attractions will boost Ghana’s economy in terms of trade and tourism.

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