The organizers of the Guaranty Trust Bank Freetown Marathon have yesterday officially launched the event of the day. Guaranty Trust Bank is the main sponsor of the Freetown Marathon that is scheduled to take place on the eve of independence this year. The ceremony took place at the banks premises.

In his statement while doing the first registration for the Marathon, the Mayor of Freetown, Franklyn Bode Gibson said that history is about to be made in this country and that he is encouraging all sierra Leoneans to come on board and take part. He applauded the staff and management of Guaranty Trust Bank for taking the lead step in sponsoring this first ever Marathon.