Krtanja Prem, who attends GEMS Winchester School – Dubai, is quickly making a name for himself as one of the most promising young sprinters in the U.A.E. A student from Ultimate Athletics, he has been training for several years, three times a week, and all that effort is really paying off! He is the current U16 100m and 200m Champion from the Annual Our Own Inter-Schools Meet, and also tops the leaderboard in the Ultimate Race Night League, with personal best times of 11.11 in the 100m and 23.84 in the 200m.
“Ultimate Athletics to me isn’t just a training club, but a place where I’ve learnt to discipline myself and build up physically and mentally,” explains 15-year-old Krtanja. “I’ve been in this club for five years and with the help and aid of the coaches I’ve been constantly improving. Furthermore, several workshops have been held where former Olympians have coached us for a few days or weeks, assisting us with helpful advice as regards our futures; not just in track and field, but in general daily life, too.”
Ultimate Athletics believes that getting the basics right at an early age plays a vital role in being a competitive athlete. Teaching the correct technique of running at an early age also prevents injuries and imbalances, which are difficult to correct at a later stage.