Rectify: William Amponsah Did Not Set New National Half Marathon Record in Great North Run - Reason

Rectify: William Amponsah Did Not Set New National Half Marathon Record in Great North Run – Reason

William Amponsah the current Half Marathon Record in Ghana did not set a new national half marathon record in the 2022 Great North Run but he run a personal best and season-best time.

He clocked a time of 1:03.15s in the Great North Run on Sunday, 11th September 2022 in Newcastle, United Kingdom.

The previously certified record 1:05.38s was set in 2019 at the Onitsa Half Marathon in Nigeria.

The reason why his 1:03.15 is not a national record is that the Great North course, though certified, is not eligible for records, with an elevation loss of 30.5m and a start/finish separation of more than 75%.

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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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