Illustration courtesy of  Stephanie Cardoso  

Illustration courtesy of Stephanie Cardoso 

Sam Effah

Mentor, Speaker and Elite Sprinter

As a native Albertan Sam has speed. He has represented Canada at three World Championships, three World University Games and the Commonwealth Games. As two-time Canadian Champion in the
, Sam has an innate enthusiasm for sport and the Olympic movement. Struggling with injury during the last couple years has Sam hungry as ever – to re-establish himself as Canada’s best once again. On the corporate side and as a commerce graduate – he has
a passion for sports advertising, and is looking to establish himself as a leader in the marketing industry.

Quick careers stats for Sam

• Named “The Fastest Man In Canadian University History” & “Fastest Man In Alberta History”
• Represented Canada at 3-World Championships, 3-World University Games and the Commonwealth Games
• Two-time Canadian 100m national champion & RBC Olympian
• Four-time and consecutive Canadian University Athlete of the Year
• Personal Bests: 100m: 10.06sec, 60m: 6.57sec
• Awarded the 2016 ‘Athletes in Excellence” Global Sports Development Award. Received $10,000 USD for work with non-profits globally
• Named a “Future of Ghana Top 30 Under 30 International Pioneer for 2016 "(International talents who are outstanding in their field and of Ghanaian decent)