12-year Robert Segbe Runs 5km in 18:18s at Millennium Marathon

12-year Robert Segbe Runs 5km in 18:18s at Millennium Marathon


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12-year Robert Segbe-Adzraku has run a 5000m (5km) in a time of 18 minutes and 18 seconds. Robert achieved this milestone at the 6th edition of the 2022 Millennium Marathon.

Robert, a basic five pupil and attends the Educare International School in Accra, Greater Accra Region.

On Saturday, 30th July 2022, he coincidentally completed the inaugural edition of the Accra Inter City Homowo Half Marathon.

His completion in the 21km race brought a lot of miss reactions amongst the fans, the coaches, and the competitors. Many marveled at how a 12-year-old boy can outrun most of the big men and women in a race.

This is what his coach said “I’m not surprised for Robert at all, but I sight with the people here. They are amazed and worried at the same time because they don’t know him”, he said.

His coach John Senanu Segbe-Adzraku is a Ghanaian National Race Walker Athlete and he has been competing in almost all the road races that are being organised in Ghana.

“Every day when am going to training, Robert will follow me. When am walking then he will also be running slowly and following me. Sometimes, I can walk for about 21km and he will still follow me. So when he finished the 21km race and a lot of people were surprised, that’s why I said they don’t know him”, Coach John Senanu added.

Robert on Saturday, 3rd September 2022 competed in the Millennium Marathon 5km fun race and he placed 72nd in a time of 18:18s (PB) which is also a new personal best (PB) for the young promising boy.

Coach John also seeks support for young Robert to be able to help him train well and realize his dream.

Robert’s dream is to become one of the leading and best long-distance athletes in Ghana and the world.

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and the marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple road and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support the race organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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