Fastest man in CW, U SPORTS history enters Hall of Fame

Fastest man in CW, U SPORTS history enters Hall of Fame

Amazing Race star and Tokyo Olympic hopeful spent five years at University of Calgary

EDMONTON – Approaching a decade after his last university race with the Calgary Dinos, Sam Effah’s name remains etched in the Canada West and U SPORTS record books.

Still the Canada West and U SPORTS 60-metre record holder, Effah was announced Tuesday as the latest inductee in the Canada West Hall of Fame.


The two-time Canadian 100-metre champion (2010, 2011) was a four-time national male track and field athlete of the year with the Dinos, and in July 2010 posted the fourth-fastest time in Canadian 100-metre history, clocking in at 10.06.

Since graduating, Effah has gone on to compete internationally, including at the 2013 World Track and Field Championships in Moscow.

One of the stars from the 2019 edition of the Amazing Race Canada, he now has his eyes on a spot at the postponed Tokyo Olympics.

To learn more about the Canada West Hall of Fame and to see a full list of past inductees visit


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