We recently took a vacation to northern Benin, Togo and Ghana. Our first stop was Parakou, Benin, for the Parakou Marathon. Adam finished the marathon—his first one—in 3:24:23, placing seventh overall! I had planned on running the half-marathon, but I twisted my ankle a couple days before, so instead I provided support and took photos.
A couple dozen volunteers and two visiting parents participated in the 10K, half-marathon or full-marathon.
The most interesting runner(s). I think they did 10K with this thing on!
This percussion and dance group performed at the finish line as the runners came in.
Some of our folks after finishing: