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Mon, 15 Apr 2024 Athletics

William Amponsah sets new national record at Bryan Clay Invitational

By Graphic Sports
William Amponsah sets new national record at Bryan Clay Invitational
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Ghanaian long-distance runner William Amponsah has broken his own national record in the Men’s 10,000m at the Bryan Clay Invitational in California, United States of America (USA).

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This impressive feat comes just three weeks after Amponsah set the previous national mark (29:50.99) at the 13th African Games held in Accra, Ghana.

At the Bryan Clay Invitational, ongoing at the Cougar Athletic Stadium, Amponsah clocked a blistering 28:00.09 in Heat 1, shaving a significant 1:50.90 off his previous record.

The 24-year-old, representing West Texas A&M University, also claimed the university’s new school record in the 10,000m.

This surpasses the achievement of teammate Harry Louradour, who set a new school record (28:37.09) just an hour before Amponsah’s race, breaking the previous mark held by Owen Hind (29:27.04) since 2017.

Despite a dominant performance that showcased significant improvement, Amponsah narrowly missed out on the top three positions in the Heat.

The podium was secured by Alex Phillip (27:51.26), Ernest Cheruiyot (27:52.13), and Charles Philibert-Thiboutot (27:54.66) in first, second, and third place, respectively.

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