Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) athlete, Ishmael Arthur last Saturday, set a new record in half Marathon.
Arthur, who won the last edition of the Millennium Marathon, held on Saturday, September 3, 2022, in Accra, made a course record in 01:02:05 seconds, the fastest in the history of half marathons in Ghana.
The 2018 winner and 2019 third-place finisher also run a new personal best (PB) and his time is also among the fastest half marathon time ever to run in Ghana and also by a Ghanaian athlete.
The fastest half marathon (21K) time was run by William Amponsah at the 2020 Sekondi-Takoradi Half Marathon.
Amponsah made a time of 01:02:51 seconds to win the first edition of the Sekondi-Takoradi Half Marathon in the Western Region.
The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) student-athlete, Koogo Atia placed second with a new personal best time of 01:02.51 seconds, and a newly recruited University of Ghana student-athlete and a member of Grace Mille Athletics Club Basit Afful also placed third in a new personal best time of 01:03:03 seconds.
This is the first time in Ghana that all the top 3 athletes have finished a half marathon in under 64 minutes.