Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Southern Sudan’s historic debut

Southern Sudan will make its distance running debut as an independent nation at this weekend’s Salzburg Amref Marathon in Austria.

Francis Ohisha, 25, is the man who will be flying high his new country’s flag at the marathon.

This year’s Amref Salzburg Marathon’s theme “Maternal Health” targets to use sports to create awareness on health of mothers and children due to the high mortality rate in Africa.

Ohisha will be up against upcoming and seasoned athletes from Kenya, Ethiopia and other nations at the annual race sponsored by the Africa Medical and Research Foundation (Amref).