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Female driver overtakes competition at Dakar race

Female driver overtakes competition at Dakar race

NGOUDA DIONE CHEERED on by her family, driver Fatumata Bah raised her arms in triumph after winning an amateur motor drag race in Dakar that saw four men and four women competing for first place. Pairs of drivers in small Peugeot hatchbacks had raced to make the best time on a makeshift 300-metre track at the old airport in the city - part of the capital's first so-called Dakar Grand Prix. "I beat the boys," the 42-year-old former banker said. "Being a woman or a man doesn't mean anything, this is the 21st century - Girl Power!" Inspired by the…
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