Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon: Niger delta athletes dare elite runners
As preparations reach fever pitch for the Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon, athletes in the Niger Delta region are poised to deny the national elite runners the right to the win top prizes in the race billed for April 29 in Warri.
Evergreen Gatlin set to shine in Bolt's absence
Track legend Usain Bolt will be missing as Justin Gatlin spearheads an American team seeking to repeat their rare sprint relay triumph over Jamaica at the weekend's IAAF World Relays in Nassau.
How Africa overtook Nigeria on the race tracks
The last individual men’s sprint African record held by a Nigerian is under threat. Olusoji Fasuba’s 9.85s 100m record from 2006 will soon be wiped off by 19-year-old Zambian, Sydney Siame.
Bolt in shock as friend dies in moto crash
Sprint superstar Usain Bolt was caught up in a fatal motorcycle crash in Jamaica which claimed the life of Germaine Mason, the British high jumper who won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, media reported.
Athletes, officials fault Edo government on Okpekpe Road Race
Some athletes and officials in Edo State have faulted the decision by Governor Godwin Obaseki to continue with what they term as ‘wasteful’ Okpekpe 10km road race.
Kenyans sweep titles at Boston Marathon
Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat led a Kenyan clean sweep at the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, both timing late bursts to perfection to claim the men's and women's races of the prestigious event.
No athlete stayed in mosquito-infested hotel at All Comers event, says AFN
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has described as ‘mere fabrication’ a report that athletes who participated at the just concluded All Comers event in Port Harcourt were accommodated in a mosquito-infested hotel.
Okpekpe race organisers invite 60 foreign stars to enhance status
In a bid to boost the status of the annual Okpekpe race from its present bronze to gold, the organisers have invited no fewer than 60 foreign marathoners from 11 countries...
FNSB solicits support for visually impaired athletes
A board member of the Executive Council of the Federal Nigeria Society for the Blind (FNSB), Major Kehinde Danmole (rtd) has called on the public to support visually impaired athletes, saying assisting them would give them the hope that there is ability in disability.