Arthur Ishmael The Unsung Hero In Ghana Athletics
Arthur Ishmael is a semi – professional middle and long distance athlete from Ghana. Arthur Ismael was born at Agona Mankrong Junction in the Agona East Municipality, Central Region, Ghana. Arthur Ismael started running at an early age from his village at Agona Mankrong Junction. Ismael is part of the famous running club in Ghana which is based in Agona Swedru, Central Region. The Daakye Runners Club is currently the only club in Ghana that has produced most of the middle and distance runner’s athletes recently. Most of the competitions that are organised in Ghana for the past 10 years have been dominated by this club. Nevertheless they also have a name when it comes to Western African championships. Arthur Ishmael The Unsung Hero In Ghana Athletics
Arthur Ismael started his primary education at the Joy Preparatory School and also continued to the Junior High School and completed in 2013. Arthur Ishmael became the best athlete during his basic school days and won multiply awards during the annual Basic School and Junior High School days. Arthur Ismael was also a very intelligent student in class. After he completed Joy Preparatory School he got admission to the Swedru School of Business (SWESBU) due to his athletic background. He was well known at the Agona Swedru Municipality and its environment. Arthur Ismael started the Swedru School of Business in the year 2013 and become a pivotal athlete for his school.
Arthur Ismael made a history during his high school days. He led the Swedru School of Business (SWESBU) to win the Inter Zonal Games and continue to win the Super Zonal Games as well. Arthur Ismael won the best athlete of the year in Swedru School of Business (SWESBU) continuously. Arthur Ismael successfully completed Junior High School in the year 2016.
|Central Regional Championship||2013 -2016||5000 meters||1st|
|Milo Junior Marathon||2013||5000 meters||1st|
|Inter School Super Zonal Cross – Country||2015||5000 meters||1st|
|Inter School Super Zonal Games||2015||5000 meters||1st|
|Kwahu Easter Marathon||2017||42 kilometers||1st|
|Asante Akyem Marathon||2018||42 kilometers||2nd|
|Millennium Marathon||2018||21 kilometers||1st|
|Asante Akyem Marathon||2019||42 kilometers||1st|
|Dubai International Marathon||2019||42 kilometers|
|National Cross – Country Championship||2021||12 kilometers||2nd|
|Sekondi-Takoradi Half Marathon||2020||21 kilometers||3rd|
Arthur Ishmael also qualified for the upcoming All African Cross – Country Championship which was to be held in Lome, Togo. The African Cross – Country Championship was postponed to unknown date due to the covid-19 pandemic.
I want to become a world champion and compete in the Olympic Games. I want to be able to motivate the youth and upcoming Ghanaian athletes to be able to strive and achieve more. There is no limit on any human on this earth.
God is my main motivator. As I have relied on Him, He has never failed me and I believe everything is possible. So I do my best in everything and where ever I found myself.
ARMY AND TRAINING
In the Ghana Armed Force (GAF), we have rules and regulations which govern our daily routines. I usually train on my off days when we have not been released for sports camping. But when we are released I get a lot time to train as long as I want without any restrictions. I join the Ghana Armed Force (GAF) in 2019 and passed out as a soldier in 2020.
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