World’s fastest accountant

Accountant and sprinter Eugene Amo-Davies had to recently take time out of the day job to compete for GB at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest.

The senior management accountant didn’t quite make the 100 metres final, but had the 10th fastest time, and was just 0.02 seconds from making the final. He ran 10.03 in his semi-final heat.

As he told the BBC: “I am incredibly proud. I am a full-time chartered accountant. How dare I stand here in front of you and start being negative…I am ambitious. Don’t get me wrong it would have been great to be in that final, in the mixer… for me I have got to take the learning. And yeh man, I had fun that is the main thing.”