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Metu Leads Athletes To Philadelphia

-As 14 Nigerians Compete From April 28-30 Former national men 100m champion Obinna Metu will be leading 13 other athletes to the 2016 Penn Relays scheduled for Philadelphia, United States of America from April 28 to 30. It is however understood that 6 of the athletes will be leaving Nigeria on Sunday for the USA for the event which will …

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Live Band At 4th Okpekpe Race

-Organisers Unveil Plans For IAAF Event Organisers of the IAAF Bronze Label Okpekpe international 10-km road race have announced that there will be live bands at the finish area to entertain participants on Saturday May 7, when the fourth edition of the race holds in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo state. Spokesman for the race Dare Esan says a carnival-like …

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Ndiema Replaces Habtegebrel For Okpekpe Race

Kenya long distance athlete and road runner, Esther Chemtai Ndiema has replaced Shitane Habtegebrel in the list of elite competitors for next month’s 4th Okpekpe International 10km Road Race in Okpekpe near Auchi, Edo state. Dare Esan,spokesman for the IAAF bronze label race says the Bahrainian, Habtegebrel pulled out because of injury. “Habtegebrel, a silver level running athlete is injured …

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Ogba Appeals To US Embassy

-Over Visas For Patience Okon George The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) president, Evangelist Solomon Ogba, on Monday appealed to the US Consulate to issue visa to Patience Okon George for her to attend the Penn Relays coming up. The Penn Relay is scheduled for April 28 to April 30 in Philadelphia, U.S. He urged the embassy to grant her …

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Kiptoo, Njeru Top Okpekpe Elite List

 Kenyan long distance running duo, Edwin Kiprop Kiptoo and Polline Wanjiku Njeru top the cast of gold level running men and women elite athletes who will be competing for the $15,000 top prize on offer at the IAAF Bronze Label fourth Okpekpe international 10km road race next month in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo state. Kiptoo who ran 1:01:21 to …

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Athletes Get Diamond League Boost

-As IAAF Increase Points For 2016 Events Nigerian athletes to the 2016 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League got points boosts on Friday, as the body increased position hauls for the contest that is set to begin next Month in Doha. The league, which will mark a preparation event for most athletes, including Nigerians, prior to the Rio …

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TAFCAN Athletics Trials Hold Friday

-Organisers Shift Venue To YabaTech The second edition of the 2016 Track and Field Coaches Association of Nigeria (TAFCAN) trials, which were initially scheduled to hold at Lagos National Stadium, will now take place this Friday at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. According to TAFCAN, the change is to enable the body pay its last respect to late Nkem Ezeala, …

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YabaTech To Host TAFCAN Trials

-As Organisers Dump Lagos National Stadium The second edition of the 2016 Track and Field Coaches Association of Nigeria (TAFCAN) trials which was scheduled to hold at the National Stadium in Lagos on the 8th of this month has been moved to the Yaba College of Technology still in Lagos with the date earlier stated date intact. According to TAFCAN, …

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Sharubutu Excels At Paris Marathon

Nigeria’s Philibus Sharubutu, one of two long distance runners sponsored to this year’s Paris Marathon, finished among the top group at the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon. At the event, which took place on April 3, Sharubutu, was sponsored by the Lagos subsidiary of Schneider Electric, where he had clocked 2 hours 32 seconds, just 25 minutes behind the eventual winner, …

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Mozia, Amusan, Okoro Win In Texas

 -Mixed Results Trail Others It was an all out participation for Nigerian athletes weekend in different athletics championships held across the globe with different results achieved by the athletes as the outdoor season officially begins. At the Texas Relays, Steven Mozia won the men’s Shot put event with 20.14m shot of the 21.11m he had at the Vanderbilt invitational in …

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