Nana Serwa Wiafe: Meet the Ghanaian-American mom who ran her first full marathon at age 46

Nana Serwa Wiafe: Meet the Ghanaian-American mom who ran her first full marathon at age 46

- Nana Serwa Wiafe is the CEO of AhoufeDua Textiles

- The Ghanaian-American mother of one started running at age 43 and ran her first full marathon at 46

- Nana Serwa Wiafe is on a mission to make history as the first Ghanaian to complete the Abbott World Marathon Majors

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With a drive that is not common for many women her age, 49-year-old CEO of AhoufeDua Textiles, Nana Serwa Wiafe, is making waves with her accomplishments.

According to ameyawdebrah.com, at age 14, Nana migrated to the United States where she is now raising her 16-year-old daughter.

The Ghanaian-American started running at age 43 and ran her first half marathon at age 45.

She ran her first full marathon at 46 and her ‘first and last’ Ultra Marathon on March 1, 2020.

In July 2014, Nana Serwa Wiafe of Austin, TX, started AhoufeDua Textiles as a way of introducing Ghanaian culture and textiles to the diaspora.

However, she had discovered her passion for running before she embarked on the initiative to start a business.

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She started running at age 43 and ran her first half marathon at age 45 and has finished 28 half marathons and 10 full Marathons, and counting.

The ten full marathons include the 4 of 6 Abbott World Marathon Majors in Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, New York, and Tokyo.

She was privileged enough to be Ghana’s flagbearer for the Parade of Nations during the New York Marathon weekend.

''I was supposed to have claimed my 5th star in Tokyo, but due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the race was restricted to the elite runners only and canceled for the general,''ameyawdebrah.com quotes Nana Serwa as saying.

With a drive to become the first Ghanaian to complete the Abbott World Marathon Majors, she is working tirelessly to attain that feat.

Nana Serwa Wiafe holds an MBA with a concentration in Project Management and is a Project Manager by profession and a Certified Scrum Master.

In 2019, YEN.com.gh reported that Africa's first black woman, Saray Khumalo, has successfully climbed to the top of Mount Everest which is the world’s highest mountain on Thursday May 16, 2019.

Saray Khumalo became Africa’s first female to have successfully climbed to the top of the world’s highest mountain.

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