Afful Basit from the Central Region and Belinda Segbobu from the Upper West Region stole the show at the 2021 National Cross Country race organized by the National Sports Authority (NSA) at Sefwi-Wiaso in the Western North Region, on Saturday.
Basit, in his third appearance clocked 29m 44s.14 to win the Men’s category ahead of John Kudan and David Nakuosi from the Ashanti Region and Upper West Region who made a time of 30m.15s.48 and 30m.20s.09 respectively in the 20km race.
The race which started in the early hours of Saturday at Ayemkrom and ended at the Glistering Park at Sefwi-Wiaso had 200 athletes drawn from the 16 Regions participating.
In the female category, Segbofu, beat Sherifa Moro and Rosina Tit with a time of 35m.11s. She beat the duo with a difference of 35 seconds to emerge top.
For their efforts, the first three athletes in both categories received a cash prize of GHc3,000, GHc2,000 and GHc1,000 whereas the best Region received GHc10,000.