Recap GoldenSprint Challenge 2023

27 Feb

The annual GoldenSprint Challenge track meet named after Dutch- Ghanaian sprinter, bobsledder and 2018 skeleton Olympian, Akwasi Frimpong aims to inspire the youth to participate in sports. The program not only involves young volunteers in organizing sport events, but also offers them indoor training and serves the traveling needs of international athletes.

The fastest men and women took home a golden shoe trophy; just like Frimpong received in the form of a golden sprint spikes from his former Dutch sprint coach Sammy Monsels, when Frimpong became Dutch junior champion in the 200m sprints in 2003. Through this annual event, Frimpong hopes to pay forward the support and belief he got from his coach as a young sprinter. All proceeds of the 5th Annual GoldenSprint Challenge 2023 event goes to the Hope Of A Billion Foundation ( HOAB). The foundation’s mission is to encourage, engage, and empower a billion lives in underserved communities worldwide through sport, business, and educational opportunities.

The event started in 2012 with 10 sprinters. Today there were 135 sprinters from all over the area, 300 fans cheering their teams on. The golden shoe trophies this year went to Amare Harlan, Nadia Chiara, Desirae Riehle, Ryan Cahill, Brock Parson, Caleb Doman and Colby Anderson.

The event was made possible by; volunteers (Robin Bryant, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Erica Frimpong, Nic Bryant). USATF officials – Gerard Collet and Patrice Bolen. Partners; Runners’ Corner, Carrabbas Italian Grill, Utah Valley University athletic trainers,  Mcgees Stamp & Trophy and the Utah Olympic Oval. 

Results of the event can be found via:


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