Maggie who holds the current indoor records for Sierra Leone in the 200 and 400 meters also recently ran a new personal best in the outdoor 400 meters (54.77 seconds) t which She just added a new PR in the 100 meters with her 11.69 seconds. This raises the number of Sierra Leonean ladies who have performed at the mid 11 seconds range in the last two months. The other two athletes are Hafsa Kamara of Arizona USA who recently ran an 11.69 seconds at the Mt. Sac Relays in California and Ngozi Musa of Harvard University who set Sierra Leone’s new national record of 11.66 seconds in Fort Worth, Texas back in March.
You can show your support for these women by contributing to an effort to assist them sustain their training and elevate their performance by making a contribution to the Sierra Leone Diaspora Sports Foundation Athlete and Grassroots support fund at www.teamsalone.com.
What a way to celebrate Sierra Leone’s 55th Independence Anniversary with such great news about the improved state of Athletics for Sierra Leone. Congratulations to Maggie Barrie and Happy 55th Independence Anniversary to Sierra Leone.