On the eve of Sierra Leone’s 55th Independence Anniversary and the launch of an effort to support Sierra Leone’s International athletes along with some grassroots support initiatives for sports in the country by the Sierra Leone Diaspora Sports Foundation Catherine Ugo Eke has been recognized as the New national record holder of the women’s outdoor 400 meters race at 52.37 seconds.
Her record will now replace that of the legendary Melrose Mansaray of 53.87 seconds which she ran back in France in 1994.
Catherine Eke who was one of the earliest commits to run for Sierra Leone on the International level from the US is joined by a number of athletes who have committed to run from Sierra Leone from within and out of the US NCAA Collegiate system.
These athletes will need the support of not just government but the general citizenry of Sierra Leoneans at home and overseas to help them attain their goals in representing the country at the International level.
The Sierra Leone Diaspora Sports Foundation is launching an effort through Go Fund Me and a PayPal Donation link on the Team Salone website to establish a fund to support these athlete train unhindered unlike prior years when athletes where left to fend for themselves yet expected to perform at optimum level on the international scene. You can visit the website at www.teamsalone.com to give whatever you can in this effort.