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Record Breaking Attendance at the 4th Annual GoldenSprint Challenge

5 Feb

The annual GoldenSprint Challenge track meet named after Dutch- Ghanaian sprinter, bobsledder and skeleton athlete, 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 GoldenSprint Challenge event goes to Special Olympics, Utah

The event started in 2012 with 10 sprinters. Today there were 150 sprinters from all over the area, 300 fans cheering their teams on. The golden shoe trophies this year went to Cole Lambourne, Silas Pimentel, Hunter Woodhall, Brinn Jensen, Emily Ellis, and Kate Kranz.

The event was made possible by; volunteers (Robin Bryant, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Erica Frimpong), USATF volunteer starters (Gerard Collet, Helene. Johnson), Nike Park City Outlet, doTERRA, Runners’ Corner, Carrabbas Italian Grill, Utah Valley University, Mcgees stamp and trophy, and USAcryo therapy

Results of the event can be found via:

Click to access results.pdf

More info about the event visit:


4th annual GoldenSprint Challenge

Schedule 4th annual GoldenSprint Challenge

28 Jan

Saturday, February 04, 2017

10:00 am start rolling schedule (Girls first, then Boys)

60M Hurdle Trials

60M Trials

400 M Timed Finals

60M Hurdle Finals (top 8 if more then 8 athletes in trials)

60M Finals (top 8)

200M Timed Finals

Goldenshoe trophy ceremony

Lunch volunteers



Register for the 4th Annual GoldenSprint Challenge 

4 Sep

Join us on Saturday February 4, 2017 at 10:00 am at the legendary Utah Olympic Oval for the 4th Annual GoldenSprint Challenge. 

Click here to register



3rd Annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational Best male and Female Athletes

23 Feb


Results 3rd Annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational

23 Feb

Click here for the results

A few more weeks till the 3rd Annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational

27 Jan

KT TAPE joining The 3rd Annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational

24 Jan

KT Tape will be providing free taping demos at the 3rd Annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational.

kt tape GldenSprint Challenge Invitational
More info: KT Tape  February 2014 calendar

Lolo Jones posing with Erica Shields and Akwasi Frimpong

22 Nov

Olympian and World Champion, Lolo Jones, at the Utah Olympic Park with the founders of the GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational, Erica Shields and Akwasi Frimpong.
Akwasi competed yesterday in his first international 2man bobsled race as a brakeman for the Dutch national team during the FIBT American’s Cup competition in Park City. Frimpong and his pilot, Ivo de Bruin took home the silver medal.

Besides being a track star, Lolo jones has been doing bobsledding as well. She will compete this week in Park City.

Founders of the GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational with Lolo Jones

Register for the 3rd Annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational

8 Aug

February 22, 2014 at the Utah Olympic Oval at 10:00 A.M.
Sprint events: 60m, 200m, 400m, and the 60m hurdles (indoor).
Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Utah. Click here to register.

Meet Director Contact Information:
Name: Robin Bryant / Erica Shields
Phone: 801-636 3949 / 435 -669 2127

Click here for the 2013 results.
Click here for the  2013 videos and photos

Dak Kleven in action @ 2013 GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational

Dak Kleven in action @ 2013 GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational

Speed and Power Camp Coached by Olympic Level Athletes

21 Jul

Join USA former bobsledder and Olympic level fitness coach, Timothy O’Mara and Akwasi Frimpong, Dutch Olympic-level athlete, for two days of extensive training. This camp covers most sports where speed and power are essential components for success, including football, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis and track & field.  Open to any individual that meets the age requirement.  Click here for more information.

akwasi frimpong by weston colton   Master TF Champs Start