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World Athletics: Ese, Amusan carry Nigeria’s medal hopes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nigeria’s medal hopes at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Oregon, United States has shifted to long jumper, Ese Brume and hurdler, Tobi Amusan following the failure by the country’s male sprinters to complement the brilliant performance of the mixed relay team. Team Nigeria officials are also hoping on the women’s 4x100m relay team to Read More…

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Okagbare powers hard to win gold at USATF grand prix 100m women final

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two Nigerian women sprinters, Blessing Okagbare and Morolake Akinosun pounded the tracks strongly to win at the  USATF Grand Prix in Eugene, a World Athletics Continental Tour event, which took place on Saturday, 24th April 2021. Blessing Okagbare came through strongly in the closing stages of the 100m to win in 10.97 secs with Morolake Read More…

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Blessing Okagbare breaks Diamond League attendance records, recognised by Guinness

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare has been recognised by the Guiness Book of World Records as the only athlete to have attended the Athletics Diamond Meetings 67 times. Okagbare on Wednesday shared the good news via her verified Instagram handle. View this post on Instagram A post shared by BLESSING OKAGBARE MFR♎ (@itsblessingokagbare) She said: “A Read More…

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Lagos to host maiden Y2020 women marathon on Saturday

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) on Tuesday announced its plans to hold the Y2020 mini-Marathon for women tagged “Lagos Women Run” on Saturday. LSSC Director of Public Affairs, Titi Oshodi-Eko, in a statement in Lagos, therefore, issued travel advisory for motorists due to the planned closure of some major roads for the race. Oshodi-Eko Read More…

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Winners of 2020 Lagos City Marathon, Davou, Oyelade, pick car prizes

Reading Time: 2 minutes The duo of Oyelade Sunday and 13-year-old, Vera Yohanna Davou, finally received their Kia Rio saloon car prizes on Tuesday, five months after winning 2020 Lagos City Marathon. Davou and Oyelade emerged winners of the 10km female and male races during the 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon held on Feb. 8. Organisers of the Read More…

Athletics COVID19 Sports

World Athletics publishes COVID19 outbreak prevention guidelines for competition organisers

Reading Time: < 1 minutes World Athletics, the athletics’ global governing body, has  published a set of health and safety guidelines to assist competition organisers. The aim is to minimise the risk of spreading the coronavirus when staging in-stadium outdoor events during the current pandemic. A statement on the body’s website read that the guidelines were drafted by World Athletics’ Read More…