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.
Watch 30-year-old Eugene Amo-Dadzie 🇬🇧 storm to a PB of 9.93s (0.1) over 100m in Graz!
Officially the world’s fastest accountant. ✅
Started sprinting officially in 2019.✅
4th fastest man ever from Britain.✅ pic.twitter.com/Nbe4Y66iIj
— Oluwadare (@Track_Gazette) June 16, 2023
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.
“I call myself the fastest accountant in the world.”
It’s not often you reach your first major championships for GB as a 30-year-old 🇬🇧
That’s the case for Eugene Amo-Dadzie who got to the 60m semis at the Euro Indoors 💥
— AW (@AthleticsWeekly) March 4, 2023
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. “In 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.