Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Benin feels the pinch of Nigeria's economic woes

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Deutsche Bank shares recover after turbulent week

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Inside Aleppo: 'Feels like prison'

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The Legacy of Shimon Peres, The Battle of Aleppo (Part 1)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump-Clinton Debate, Colombia Peace Deal, Death of the BlackBerry (Part 2)

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Backstage at Paris Fashion Week

Read more

FASHION

Paris Fashion Week: Saint Laurent, Lanvin, present new designers

Read more

#THE 51%

Online and proud: Iranian women use social media in a campaign for equality

Read more

#TECH 24

Say hello to Pepper!

Read more

Sports france 24

Video: Dakar holds its first official marathon

© AFP

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2016-02-15

Some 8,000 runners competed in the first Dakar Marathon on Sunday, and FRANCE 24 was there to witness the excitement of participants in the first such event to be held in Senegal.

"I'm very happy this is happening where I'm from, Senegal,” said one local runner. “We're going to run! And we're going to get good times.”

In the end, it was a battle between two Kenyans for first place with Bello Yator becoming the first winner of the official Dakar Marathon, crossing the finishing line in two hours and 16 minutes.

Date created : 2016-02-15

  • SENEGAL

    Senegal court upholds graft conviction against ex-president’s son

    Read more

  • WEST AFRICA

    Video: West Africa’s Lebanese diaspora - Part 3: Artists

    Read more

  • SENEGAL

    Video: Senegal wins Ebola war with bleach and graffiti

    Read more

COMMENT(S)