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Amusan, George, Ajayi For World Indoor

The International Association of Athletics Federations on Monday confirmed nine Nigerian athletes for the 2018 World Indoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham, England, from March 1 to 4. IAAF said on its website that 632 athletes from 144 countries would participate in the event. Nigeria will compete in the women’s 60m hurdles, women’s 4x400m relays, men’s shot put and women’s 400m. …

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Ebewele Joins Okpekpe Race Technical Cast

Former technical director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN),Brown Ebewele has joined the technical crew of the IAAF Silver Label Okpekpe international 10km road race. Ebewele,a veteran track and field administrator and former Nigeria champion in the Decathlon will act as the Route and Participation coordinator for the May 12,2018 race in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo state of …

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Okagbare, Amusan Top Nigeria’s Commonwealth Games List

The Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) have listed top female athletes, Blessing Okagbare, Tobi  Amusan and Patience Okon-George for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia in April. The list, which has 10 foreign-based and 27 home athletes, consists of 20 women  and 17 men; to be led by four coaches – Sunday Adeleye, Endurance Ojokolo, Ishola Oladipupo and Lekan Soetan. …

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AFN Technical Director Explains Brume, Oduduru’s Absences

Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) technical director, Sunday Adeleye has thrown more light on the decision to leave out Ese Brume and Divine Oduduru from the country’s list of athletes to this year’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. He explained that Oduduru will not be at Gold Coast 2018 because he is schooling in the USA and is not …

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2018 Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon: Porbeni Assures Of Fantastic Race

The Head of Technical for the 2018 Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon, Seigha Porbeni has assured that all hands are on the deck to ensure a successful, peaceful and well-organized race this weekend. Porbeni disclosed that painstaking efforts have been made to ensure that the Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon which is now in its third year is far better than the two editions …

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Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon: Yusuf Alli Commends Bozimo

…. Promises to help with organization The General Manager of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Yusuf Alli has commended the initiative by lawyer and sports enthusiast, Joyce Bozimo on the Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon which enters its third edition this year. Alli said the Marathon is a step in the right direction as there is the need for more road …

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Obisesan, Olude Create New Athletics Records

Emergent female athletes, Queen Obisesan and Fedekemi Olude set new national records in the women’s hammer and 20km race walk at the Athletics Federation of Nigeria’s Commonwealth Games Trials  at the National Stadium, Abuja, on Friday. In the 20km race walk, Olude set a new national record of 1:44:52.21 to erase the previous record set by Queen Henshaw, while Obisesan …

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Access Bank Lagos Marathon: Mary Akor Lied On Eligibility

One of the popular medium in the country that prides itself on the best of investigative journalism have shockingly fall cheaply for the lies of drug cheat runner, Mary Akor. A little bit of fact checking with Google would have saved medium the embarrassment of presenting lies as the truth as the facts are there for all to see. The …

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Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Dalung Hosts Nigerian Winners

Youth and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung received the first Nigerian male and female runners to reach the finish line at the just concluded Access Bank Lagos City Marathon in Abuja. Dalung also presented monetary incentives of N500, 000 to each winner. The Minister made the pledge at the medals presentation ceremony at the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, Lagos at …

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Access Bank Lagos Marathon Attracts Oyedeji, Okocha

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha was one of the star attractions at the 3rd Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Saturday. The race started at 6.30 am with Okocha and national basketball team, D’Tigers former captain, Olumide Oyedeji commending the organisers for the initiative. The 42km race started at exactly 6.30 a.m. at Lagos National Stadium in spite of …

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