AML Donates US$25k to Liberia Marathon Trust -For 2022 Race

Liberia’s largest private investment entity, ArcelorMittal Liberia (AML) has swelled the financial resources of the Organizers of this year’s marathon race with an amount of USD25, 000.00 towards the successful sporting event, where the steel giants is a long-time partner of the event in the country as the presentation ceremony took place on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at the Invincible Park in Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia.

Presenting the amount on behalf of AML, the Head of Government and Community Relations at ArcelorMittal Liberia (AML) Marcus Wleh said the company was honored to be a major sponsor of the 2022 Liberia Marathon and was looking forward to participating in the race on August 21, 2022.

“We are happy that the Marathon is taking place and it is expanding. We know that in due course we will also have events taking place in Nimba, Bong and Grand Bassa Counties. On behalf of the CEO, Mr. Jozephus Coenen and the management and staff of ArcelorMittal Liberia, we like to thank the Liberia Marathon for accepting us as a major sponsor. We look forward to participating,” Mr. Wleh explained.

Receiving the check, Charles D. Cooper, Chairman of the Board, Liberia Marathon Trust and Co-Founder of the Liberia Marathon commended ArcelorMittal Liberia for its strong commitment and continuous support to the Marathon. 

“We like to thank ArcelorMittal Liberia for their contribution over the years to the Liberia Marathon. We are the premier road race in the country and since 2011, we have had thousands of runners participate in the competition.”

Mr. Cooper said the 2022 Marathon will be a big event, compared to the past editions.

“This year we expect it to be the largest road running race that has ever happened in Liberia. It’s going to be exciting. World records are going to be broken during this race. We are inviting everybody to come and participate, so we really want to thank ArcelorMittal Liberia for making this event to be happening”, a grateful Cooper expressed.

The marathon is an inclusive, uplifting public event that celebrates Liberia’s developing success story, with a mission to create opportunities for Liberian long-distance runners to develop and showcase their talent.

Since its maiden edition in 2011, ArcelorMittal Liberia has been a strong partner, providing similar financial support of USD $ 25,000 towards last year’s edition of the race.

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