… Triathlon Athlete Mercy Jane Adorkor Pappoe Motivates Young Runners
The Pho3nix Kids Fun Run 2024 Competition at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park on Saturday, February 10, 2024 was revealing and exciting as future distance runners aged from five years to 16 years exposed their skills and talent.
The competition, collaboration between Ono Sports Foundation and Pho3nix Kids ranged from one kilometer, two kilometers, three kilometers, five kilometers and seven kilometers which was won by Joseph Bankam from Sekondi in the Western Region.
The other races were dominated by kids from the Ashanti Region who performed remarkably to win medals and cash prizes at stake ranging from 500ghc to 1000ghc.
Yours Truly spotted potentials like dazzling Dzakobo Elvis who won, 7yrs old Kadija Sulemana, 9yrs Sulamatu Sulemama, 11yrs Lawrentia Appiah, 12yrs Ester Yakubu, all from Kumasi as well as 12 yrs old Rashid Baffoe and 14 yrs Joseph Bankam from Sekondi.
Ms. Mercy Jane Adorkor Pappoe, a Triathlon athlete and manager at Ono Sports said she was overwhelmed at the massive participation as this is the first event in Africa and Ghana.
The beauty queen and model from Ghana crowned Miss International Africa in 2023 was however elated that the concept and message of sports and education and healthy living has caught up with many people from all over the country.
Mr. Evans Appiah, a member of the organisers commended the amazing enthusiastic pupils drawn from various schools, teachers and parents as well as media who came to watch.
Mr. Fiifi Appiah, CEO of Ono Sports Foundation promised that the next edition will be extra massive as they have learnt many lessons from the event.
By Sammy Heywood Okine