How Does Ghana Take Care of its National Athletes (Athletics)

The talents, where are they now?

The talents, where are they now? – Elizabeth Azure is one of the greatest middle/long distance athletes that emerged in Ghana at a very tender age. She graduated from the University for Development Studies  (UDS).

She is also a certified World Athletics Athlete and her profile was last updated on 8th November 2018 during the West African University Games in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

She has won Milo Marathon, Millennium Marathon, and multiple track races in 1500m, 5000m and 10,000m. read more

In 2018, she won gold in both 5000m and 10000m in the 2018 West African University Games in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Azure Elizabeth The Uncelebrated Ghanaian Female Hero

5000m – 17:02.58

10000m – 36:58.89

She also competed in the 3000m steeplechase events as well.

She is the record holder of the GUSA Games in 1500m and 5000m respectively according to citisportsonline.

Personal Best

  • 1500m – 4:32 seconds
  • 5000m – 16:52 seconds
  • 10000m –  35:29 seconds
  • 21km – 01:15 minutes
  • 42km   – 02:47 minutes

By Athleticshour

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

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