London Marathon Success

    Press Release
    15 April 2008

    London Marathon Success

    Ibrahim Jama, a 49-year-old Bolton Resident successfully ran 26 Miles in the London Marathon Yesterday. Despite his elderly age, he managed to complete his track in Five Hours, Fifty Minutes and Seven Seconds finishing at rank number 22,539 out of 35,000 runners. He managed to raise more than a thousand for the orphans sponsored and supported by the Ummah Welfare Trust.

    After completing the Marathon, Mr. Jama said, “As I started the marathon, the first 16 Miles were relatively easy to run. Thereafter, my calf started to pain severely but I was determined to continue and first aid specialists massaged my muscles a few times in between.. I intended at the outset to make this marathon a means of raising awareness for the vulnerable orphans of the Ummah.”

    UWT Director, Shaykh Mohammad Ahmad said in a statement, “Brother Ibrahim Jama has signaled an important message of supporting the orphans who continue to suffer around the globe. I would like to thank him on behalf of Ummah Welfare Trust for taking this extra ordinary initiative and thank all those who sponsored the marathon”.

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    Ummah Welfare Trust is a UK Registered Charity operating in more than 20 countries across the world.
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