Sad News: Ghana Sprinter Allah Laryea-Akrong Passes on

Nasiru Aboney

Allah Laryea-Akrong in green and black

Ghana’s sprinter Allah Laryea-Akrong has passed away on the 3rd of December, 2018 at age 35 after a year long battle with cancer.

Laryea-Akrong made his debut for Ghana at the 2008 African championships in Addis-Ababa where he reached the semi-finals of the men’s 100m and claimed a silver medal in the men’s 4x100m. Shortly after, he moved to the United States to study and compete for the Utah Valley University. In 2010 he was a 200m semi-finalist at the African championships in Nairobi and the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.

He raced to a 100m PB of 10.27 in Accra in 2012, coming 0.02 short of the Olympic B-standard and claimed the bronze medal with the 4x100m team at the African championships in Porto Novo.


Source: African Athletics United

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