Category Archives: Athletics

ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON: Why Elite Runners Are Always In Front Cells – Alli

The General Manager of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Yussuf Alli has clarified why some runners are placed in the front cell in marathons and road races. Alli said athletes’ pedigree and time in previous races determine where they are placed. “Insinuation that Kenyans, Ethiopians and other foreign nationals are favoured at the detriment […]

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Rono, Masresha Confirmed For Access Bank Lagos City Marathon 2018

The list of world-class marathoners that will compete for medals and cash prizes at the February 10, 2018, Access Bank Lagos City Marathon keeps growing by the day. Kenyan Georgina Rono and Ethiopian Azalech Masresha are the latest to join the class of elite female runners. Rono, winner of the Eindhoven Marathon and other elite […]

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Athletics: Police Officer, Aliyu Seeks To Lead Nigeria Coaches

The Track And Field Coaches Association Of Nigeria (TAFCAN) will on Thursday hold fresh elections in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. One of the top candidates in Thursday’s TAFCAN polls is Assistant Superintendent (ASP), Solomon Aliyu who is seeking to be the President of the coaches’ body. Aliyu who specializes in the Sprints and Hurdles […]

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Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Ambode’s Vision Key For Race Success – Ogba

The President of the Bobsled & Skeleton Federation of Nigeria, Solomon Ogba, has attributed the success of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon to the vision of Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. Ogba, who was President of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria between 2009 and April 2017, said: “Lagos has all the ingredients to host […]

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China Sweeps Gold at 2017 ITTF World Junior Championships

China has reinstated its supremacy at the 2017 World Junior Table Tennis Championships, sweeping all seven titles (Boys’ Singles, Girls’ Singles, Boys’ Doubles, Girls’ Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Boys’ Team and Girls’ Team) available, after winning only the Girls’ Singles title at the last edition of the event in 2016. Top seed in the Boys’ Singles, […]

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IAAF EXTENDS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE EBU AND ESPN TO INCLUDE WORLD INDOOR TOUR RIGHTS

The IAAF has reached a new agreement with ESPN Media Distribution and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) for the sale and distribution of media rights for selected events in the IAAF World Indoor Tour (WIT) from 2018 to 2023. Together, ESPN and the EBU will represent the global media rights (excluding each event’s host territory) […]

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WINNER CHOSEN FOR FAN PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR

A winner has been selected in the IAAF’s contest for the best photograph of the year taken by a fan photographer. Held alongside the Photograph of the Year award for professional photographers, fan photographers were invited to submit their own entries via social media. The three finalists in the contest for professional photographers formed the […]

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ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON: Gold and Silver Label Runners To Sign Autograph at Marathon Expo

The 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will not just be about educating citizens about wellness and healthy living, there will also be lecture, seminar, entertainment and opportunity to interact with world-class marathoners. The world-class marathoners will be at the Expo to pick up their race kits, which includes a running bib, timing tag, t-shirt, […]

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GDYNIA AND MINSK TO HOST 2020 WORLD ATHLETICS SERIES EVENTS – IAAF

The first day of the 212th IAAF Council Meeting, chaired by IAAF President Sebastian Coe, was held today (25) at Le Meridien hotel, Monaco. IAAF World Half Marathon Championships 2020 The Polish port city of Gdynia which is part of the urban ‘Tricity’ with Gdansk and Sopot, the latter held the 2014 IAAF World Indoor […]

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BARSHIM AND THIAM NAMED 2017 ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium have been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017, held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on Friday (24). Barshim, 26, was one of the most consistent and dominant athletes of the year. Starting with a 2.35m […]

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Over 50,000 Collect Registration Forms in two weeks For 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

The 2018 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon looks set to beat the attendance record of the 2016 and 2017 editions as over 50,000 runners have signified their intention to compete in the race slated for February 10, 2018, by collecting the race forms. In 2016, over 50, 0000 runners participated while 73,000 […]

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FUTURE OF IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE PART OF THE ONGOING REVOLUTION IN ATHLETICS

The General Assembly of the IAAF Diamond League met today in London’s Olympic stadium to review the 2017 season and the structure of the sport’s top tier one-day meeting circuit from 2020 and beyond. The 2017 season marked the first stage of a fundamental restructuring of the IAAF Diamond League which adopted a championship-style model […]

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