The nationwide hunt for talented sprinters hits the Garden City on Saturday with young athletes from the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions set to participate in the third leg of the GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human competition.
More than 5,000 participants are expected to converge on the Paa Joe Park at KNUST in Kumasi to compete in an open 100-metre sprints challenge for places in the grand finale where they will be joined by winners from the Central and Northern zones.
Former national athlete and initiator of the GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human, Mr Reks Brobbey, told the Daily Graphic he expected one of the most competitive races at the Paa Joe Park given that the Ashanti Region was the bedrock of athletics in the country and the competitive nature of inter-school athletics in Kumasi in particular.
As a result of the success of the previous competition, the organisers are expecting a higher turnout over the impressive number that participated last year.
The organising team has been travelling across the country in search of talents and will make their final stopover in Accra on July 22 for the regional edition before returning to Kumasi for the grand final on September 16.