The Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL) marketing Director, David Minja said “We have now entered the 9th year of Kilimanjaro Marathon sponsorship.
“Kilimanjaro Premium Lager is proud to be supporting the event, which has attracted the passion and involvement of various corporate sponsors, the government, local communities and elite runners from around the world,” he said.
Minja said his company was committed to develop athletics in Tanzania through the Kilimanjaro Marathon, which offers a platform for young talents to be in the spot light and test themselves against top athletes.
“This challenges them to improve their standards and subsequently attain good qualifying times for more lucrative international races,” he said.
Launching the event on Friday, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Culture and Sports, Professor Hermus Mwansoko said he supports efforts by organizers and sponsors in developing athletics and promoting Tanzania.
Mwansoko said; “Since the Kimanjaro Marathon was launched in 2003; it has been a major instrument for nurturing athletics talents as it continues to be bigger and better every year.''