Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Athletics

Athletics

LAGOS MARATHON : WHEEL CHAIR RUNNER SEEK INCREASED CASH PRIZE

Wheelchair event of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Saturday appealed to the organisers to increase the prize money for the category. One of the contestants Ojeleye, who spoke to newsmen at the finishing point of the marathon at...

DALUNG URGES UN TO CREATE COMMISSION FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, on Friday in Abuja urged the United Nations to create a Commission which would address issues related to youth development. Dalung said this when he received the UN Secretary General’s Youth Envoy,...

ALL THE WINNERS OF THE ACCESSBANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON

Kenya-born Frenchman Abraham Kiprotich on Saturday won the 3rd Access Bank Lagos City Marathon as Kenyan and Ethiopian marathoners once again dominated the competition, carting away the first three prizes. Kenyan marathoners dominated the elite division of the race winning...

ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON -UGANDAN KIPROTICH AND ETHIOPIAN HERPIA GUTA ARE...

Participants at the Access Bank/Lagos City Marathon Saturday defied an early morning rain to run in the 42km race which started at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. The rain which started at about 5 a.m. did not hinder participants who...

ODUDURU , AMUSAN MIGHT MISS COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Nigeria’s chances of winning medals in athletics at the Commonwealth Games is getting slimmer, as two of the country’s brightest prospects are a major doubt for Gold Coast 2018 billed for April 4-15. Former junior athletes, Divine Oduduru and Tobi...

2018 ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON: KITS DISTRIBUTION STARTS ON THURSDAY

The distribution of kits, running beeps and transponders for registered participants for the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will begin on Thursday inside the Molade Okoya Thomas Hall at the Teslim Balogun Stadium. The Head of Communications and Media...

NIGERIA’S OBISESAN, GEORGE QUALIFY FOR COMMONWEALTH GAMES

National 400m champion Patience Okon-George and  national  hammer record holder Queen Obisesan have qualified for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia after meeting the qualification standards of their events. Okon-George ran 51.94 secs in the final of the women’s 400m...

TANDOH JOINS ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON

Tandoh will be part of the organising committee for next month’s Access Bank Lagos City Marathon to make it a success. Determined to ensure that the 2018 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is as successful as the...

HOME – BASED ATHLETES PREPARED TO MEET IAAF STANDARDS –COACH

Stephen Nuhu, the national coach for long distance races, has said home-based athletes were already training in preparation for the IAAF 2018 World Indoor Championships. The training was aimed at meeting the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) standards ahead...

EDO MARATHON RACE ATTRACTS 500 ATHLETES

A community in Owan Local Government Area of Edo, Sabongida-Ora, is set to debut a seven-kilometre marathon race on Jan. 2, 2018. The marathon, which is meant to groom talents from the council area and the state in general, have...

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