By George-Patrick Bediaku
Millicent Boadi, a nursing mother and nine-time winner of the event, came second in this year's edition of the Accra Milo Marathon.
Having won in nine previous events, since 2000, Millicent took a break in 2011 when she conceived and gave birth. This year, she made a sensational return coming second among the hundreds of female competitors.
"The competition was not easy but by the grace of God, I've placed second. I came back from maternity and I'm second. I'm happy with that."
Millicent missed out on the chance of representing Ghana at the next Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014, but she says she is not disappointed with that.
"I'm not disappointed with second place at all. Because returning from giving birth is not easy at all. I support the one who is going to represent Ghana at the Commonwealth Games. I couldn't challenge her this year. She is good. She will do well."
Millicent, who works with the Ghana Customs Division, won a cash prize of Gh¢8,000, some Milo and Voltic products.