Atia Koogo Ghanaian Athlete

Koforidua Marathon Course Record May Fall – Koogo Atia
Koogo Atia is a Ghanaian middle and long-distance athlete. He has vowed to break the course record at the second edition of the Koforidua Marathon tomorrow. He has been a sensational and consistent athlete for the past three years.

Koogo is a student of the University of Winneba and he was a pivotal athlete during the Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) Games in 2020. Although, he missed the bronze medal in the men’s 5000m and 10000m thereby placing fourth (4th) in both races respectively. He also won the Adenta 15km race early this year.

Koogo was not able to take part in the maiden edition of the Koforidua Marathon in 2020. The course record is held by Ishmael Fialor of Grace Mile Athletics Club.

“My training is good enough for me to win the Koforidua Marathon.Ā  This is my first time but I’m coming to win. Because of this marathon, my coach rescheduled the training program for me, although there was limited time to do enough full marathon training, per the little he added, I know it’s ok”, said Koogo Atia.

According to him, he is ready to set a new course record at Koforidua. He also said that he is fully prepared and ready for any challenge because every athlete is fully prepared but our strength levels are different.

“May the Almighty God guide us through successful event tomorrow”, he added.
The second edition of the Koforidua is slated for 11th December 2021.

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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