Am Ready For Any Challenge At Asante Akyem Marathon – Ishmael Fialor

Am Ready For Any Challenge At Asante Akyem Marathon – Ishmael Fialor

The 2020 Koforidua Marathon champion, Ismael Fialor vows to redeem his glory in Asante Akyem Marathon Challenge. For the past 5 years, Ismael has been training on his own without any coach’s guidance. Am ready for any challenge at Asante Akyem Marathon – Ishmael Fialor.

Ishmael said “training is now going on well and I give thanks to the Almighty God and to Coach Evans. My coach has really transformed my running form and now I can see being on a different level.”


He won the Koforidua Marathon in a course record time. Ishmael got injured and he was not training for the past month. He competed at the maiden edition of the Sekondi Takoradi Half Marathon but he was injured after an abysmal performance.

He was a pre-race favorite and after the had one on one interview with him and he said “I have been training and battling with injuries for some time now, coming to this race I was not fully fit. But I thank God I had completed the race from now I won’t compete in any competition again. Am going to focus on treating my injury and I will be back again” Ishmael disclosed.

“I will run a beautiful race coming 25th September at Asante Akyem Marathon Challenge. At first, I was training on my own but now I have a coach and am very happy about that. So this time I will be running the change in me” he said to


The 4th edition of the Asante Akyem Marathon Challenge is scheduled for 25th September 2021. The elite men will cover a distance of 24km from Konongo to Agogo.

Sponsors of this year’s event are Castrol Oil, GTV Sports+, Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Sports Authority (NSA), Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Ghana Athletics Association (GAA), GOIL, Metro Mass Transit (MMT), Puma, Ghana Gas (GG), Agricultural Development Bank (ADB)

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. 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 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 "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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