GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human Race launched to mark 10th anniversary

The 2023 edition of the Ghana's Fastest Human Race, which marks its tenth-anniversary celebration, was launched at the on Wednesday.

The annual event is aimed at unearthing young, talented 100-meter runners in the under-15, under-18, and senior categories to represent Ghana both on the continent and at the global level.

Nana Bediatuo Asante, Secretary to President Nana Addo Dankwa , commended the organizers for the annual event, which had produced world-class athletes for the country over the past decade. He thanked the headline sponsor GNPC and other supporting sponsors for their massive contribution to growing athletics and urged other private companies to come on board to support the event.

Mr Rekks Brobbey, the founder of the GNPC Ghana's Fastest Human, said they were still on a mission to unearth talents for Ghana, having recently spotted Joseph Andoh of Mfantsipim Senior High School, who would be a continental champion in the future.

Brobbey said that as part of efforts to help grow athletics in the country, they had engaged some world champions and coaches who would come on board to train Ghanaian athletics coaches.

Professor Peter Twumasi, the Director General of the (NSA), also commended the organizers of the competition for producing athletes who had raised the flag of Ghana high on the international front.

He expressed his confidence that this year's event would produce more athletes as Ghana prepares to host the 13th . Twumasi pledged the NSA's commitment to support and provide the needed logistics and facilities for athletes to build their talents.

Mr Anthony Ampofo, General Manager of GNPC, stated that their reason for partnering with the event was the outfit's quest to invest in sports and also help produce talent for the country. He added that the organisation was keen on empowering the youth by bringing their dreams to reality and also promoting the image of Ghana.

Justice Stephen Alan Brobby, former Justice of the of Ghana and former Chief Justice of the , also appealed to Ghanaians to use sports as a medium to promote peace, most especially in athletics.

The Chairman of the Local Organising Committee for the 2023 Dr Kwaku Ofosu Asare and other dignitaries were also present at the event.

The GNPC Ghana's Fastest Human Competition has produced some great personalities like Benjamin Azamati, Ghana's 100 meters record holder, Grace Obour, Joseph Paul Amoah, Sarfo Ansah, and the like.

The Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium would host the first event in on Saturday, April 29, 2023, and the second and third series at the Sports Stadium and Paa Joe Sports Stadium on May 27 and June 24, respectively. The final event is scheduled for Saturday, July 29, 2023, at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.

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