Koogo Atia Sets New Ghana Half Marathon Record in 1:04:47 at Accra Inter City Marathon

Koogo Atia Sets New Ghana Half Marathon Record in 1:04:47 at Accra Inter City Marathon

Koogo Atia Sets New Ghana Half Marathon Record in 1:04:47 at the Accra Inter City Marathon – Koogo Atia, a very promising and phenomenal distance athlete has set a new Ghana Half Marathon record time in 1:04:47 seconds on Saturday, 30th July 2022.

He achieved this milestone in the maiden edition of the Accra Inter-City Marathon – 2022 Homowo Marathon – which was held in Accra, Ghana.

Koogo, a student of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) broke William Amponsah’s record by taking more than a minute from the old record. Amponsah set the record in 2019, in 1:05:38 seconds, Onitsha, Nigeria. Koogo took exactly 1 minute and 31 seconds from the previous record – 91 seconds off –

The route of the race was certified by the Ghana Athletics Association and the timing was electronically recorded which makes it authentic. The Technical Staff of GAA was in charge of the timings which all the rules and regulations of World Athletics were applied.

Koogo had chalked a lot of success in the road running events in Ghana for the past five years. In 2021, he won the Koforidua marathon in a course record and a personal best time of 2:35:34 seconds. The previous record was held by Ishmael Fialor. He also won the inaugural Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) Cross Country in 31:34.40 – a 10km race.

TOP 10 MEN

1. MARTIN TIROP, KEN – 1:04:45 (CR) (PB) (SB)
2. KOOGO ATIA, GHA – 1:04:47 (PB) (SB) Ghana Half Marathon Record
3. DENNIS TUMUTI, KEN – 1:05:37 (PB) (SB)
4. JOSEAH CHERUIYOT- 1:05:53 (PB) (SB)
5. BASIT AFFUL, GHA – 1:06:33 (PB) (SB)
6. ISHMAEL ARTHUR, GHA – 1:07:34 (PB) (SB)
7. ADAMU SHEHU, NGR – 1:07:38 (PB) (SB)
8. NAKOUSI DAVID, GHA – 1:08:5 (PB) (SB)
9. SEIDU SALIFU, GHA – 1:08:46 (PB) (SB)
10. ABOTSI DANIEL, GHA – 1:09:10 (PB) (SB)

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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