The 2015 edition of Ghana Fastest Human has been launched in Accra and focused on getting young talented athletes at the school level to represent the country.
Sponsored by Surfline in collaboration with the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), the event is set to begin with the heats at the El Wak Sports Stadium on July 25.
Another series of heats would be held at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on August 22 with the finals scheduled for the same venue on September 12.
The event would see athletes competing in four categories, the Under 10, 13,18 and the seniors category for mouthwatering cash prizes sponsored by GNPC.
Launching the event, Minister of Youth and Sports said the Surfline Ghana Fastest Human would help nurture budding talents to feed the national team for Olympic Games and other international competitions.
He applauded the collaboration between corporate entities and individuals to develop sports in the country, adding that he has no doubt that the event would be successful.
He also urged participants to give of their best as the reward packages should entice schools to work very hard to win the ultimate.
Founder of the event, Reks Brobby, said corporate investment in athletics especially short distance races is the way to go for the country.
He added that, the country excelled in 100 metres in the past and there are still amazing talents that could resurrect athletics by winning laurels for the country.
Chief Executive Officer of GNPC, Mr. Alex Mould and Edwin Amoako of Surfline also said both outfits are passionate about restoring athletics to its past glory.
They are optimistic that the event would go a long way to ensure that Ghana wins medals at international competitions.
By Michael D. Abayateye