Story: Brent Moya
A 13 year old from Firvale school is proving to be a success as a runner despite having only trained for the past year. Essa Ahmed of Firvale began running for the school team after the coach took him under his wing.
Multi-talented Essa Ahmed, who competes in either the 800 or 1000 metres, only began running towards the back end of last year. He also boxes but says his main passion lies in athletics and dreams of going to the Olympics when he's older, “that's my dream, it's what I've always wanted to do in life” said Essa.
Despite his seamless progress on the track he says it takes a lot of hard work to prepare himself for competition: