British full-time accountant runs sub-10-second 100m

Eugene Amo-Dadzie

Eugene Amo-Dadzie, hailing from Wooford, UK, has been labeling himself as the world’s fastest accountant. On Friday afternoon at a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meet in Graz, Austria, the full-time accountant achieved an impressive feat, becoming the fourth fastest British sprinter in history with a time of 9.93 seconds.

Over the past three outdoor seasons, the 30-year-old sprinter has significantly improved his personal best, lowering it by nearly a full second. Amo-Dadzie’s new mark of 9.93 seconds puts him joint-fourth on the UK’s all-time list for the 100m event, alongside Reece Prescod. He is only surpassed by Linford Christie, Zharnel Hughesand James Dasaolu.

His time also ranks as the 13th fastest 100m time in the world this year and stands as the top mark achieved by a British sprinter.

In an interview with Athletics Weekly at the 2023 European Indoor Championships, Amo-Dadzie expressed his ambition to be recognized as the fastest accountant in the world. With his exceptional sub-10-second performance in Austria, he might just be achieving that goal.

Amo-Dadzie started his athletics journey relatively late, beginning serious training for sprints at the age of 26. He made his first international appearance for the UK at the 2023 European Championships in Istanbul last March while also continuing his full-time position as a senior chartered accountant at The Berkeley Group, a London-based housing and community development company.

Given his remarkable time of 9.93 seconds, it remains uncertain whether Amo-Dadzie will continue his full-time accounting career for much longer. His performance has certainly garnered attention, as it falls well below the world championship automatic qualifying standard of 10.00 seconds for the 100m event.

Amo-Dadzie acknowledges that his journey is unique, but his aim is to inspire others to pursue their passions both on and off the track. He wants to show that with dedication and perseverance, one can strive for their dreams. β€œIn life, sometimes you think you haven’t got enough time, and I’m just here to prove that you can go for your dreams,” Amo-Dadzie told AW.

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