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LAGOS CITY MARATHON: Alli Dreams Gold Label With Ambode’s Support

The General Manager Lagos City Marathon, Yussuf Alli, is optimistic, that the race will become an IAAF Gold Labelled race before its fifth edition. Last week, Lagos City Marathon, with its maiden edition in February 2016, joined the global elite family as the IAAF granted the race a Bronze Label status after just two editions. ‘’This is a worthy feat ...

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AFN Discovers 25 New Talents At Youth Games

President of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria Ibrahim Gusau has revealed that no fewer than 25 new talents were discovered at the National Youth Games by the federation. He blamed a lack of succession plan for the poor performances of Nigeria at recent major competitions. Gusau spoke during the closing ceremony of the NYG in Ilorin on Saturday. The AFN ...

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AFN Board Members Want Gusau Out

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is wrapped up in uncertainty, as a good number of board members are angling to push out their current president, Ibrahim Gusau, who was elected on June 13. The AFN has been swimming in crisis since that controversial election in Abuja. It took a new twist last week as Gusau and his kitchen cabinet ...

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Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: World Class Measurer Williamson Hit Town

…To Measure Routes The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon began it journey to joining the global elite marathons this week as the world-renowned marathon measurer, Norrie Williamson arrived in Lagos on Monday to begin the certification and calibration of the route. The exercise which begins on Tuesday will stretch until the end of the week. In a statement signed by ...

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IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare Claims Victory In Zagreb, Sets For Brussels

Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor on Tuesday evening finished first in the 100m race in a time of 11:14 seconds at the IAAF World Challenge in Zagreb, Croatia to boost her confidence ahead of Friday’s IAAF Diamond League final in Brussels in Belgium. The victory means the reigning double Commonwealth Games sprint champion has been reconfirmed as one of the eight ...

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Eid Naser Shines After Dumping Nigeria

Another athlete who dumped Nigeria for a preferred foreign country, Salwa Eid Naser has turned into a heroine in Bahrain, for which she won a medal at the 2017 World Championships in London. While Team Nigeria performed badly in the competition, it was a different story for Naser, who was known as Ebelechukwu Agbapuonwu while in Africa’s most populous nation. ...

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Gatlin Blames Organisers For Bolt’s Injury

American sprinter, Justin Gatlin has spared a word of sympathy for Jamaican icon, Usain Bolt, over the former champion’s injury at the IAAF World Athletics Championship in London, and says it was simply because the organisers did not provide enough time for rests in their scheduling. Gatlin agreed with the complaints of the Jamaican relay team that a long wait ...

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2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships: Nigeria’s Participation Fraudulent, Says Ebewele

Former Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele has described Nigeria’s participation at the on-going London 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championship as fraudulent. “The board of the AFN as it is now is full of fraudulent members,” Ebewele told The Guardian yesterday. “The emergence of Ibraham Gusau as the AFN president is fraudulent because he did ...

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Amusan, 4x400m Women Will Still Shine – Soetan

An athletics statistician, Olalekan Soetan has declared that 100m hurdler, Oluwatobiloba Amusan and the 4x400m women’s relay team can still shine better for Nigeria beyond the ongoing IAAF World Athletics Championships in London. Though his initial permutation was that they would even win medals at London 2017, Soetan says he is now looking beyond whatever might have caused Nigeria’s slumps ...

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Nigerian 400m Trio Crash Out, Nathaniel Gets Very Tough Semis Draw

The Nigerian quartermile trio of Patience Okon George,Yinka Ajayi and Margaret Bamgbose Monday night at the Olympic stadium in London failed to advance to the final of the women’s 400m while quartermile barrier runner,Glory Onome Nathaniel must run inside 55 seconds to make a historic 400m hurdles final after the semi-final starlist was released by the IAAF. George,who has made ...

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