Ugandan mountain runners have thrown down the gauntlet to the rest of the world and African nations who will be coming for the 7th Obudu international mountain race and the third African mountain running championships holding at the Obudu Ranch Resort, Cross River State on November 28.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Secretary General, Maria Worphil has revealed her federation's preparedness to organize the best mountain race in the world when the 7th Obudu International Mountain Race and the 3rd African Mountain Running Championships hold on November 28th at the Obudu Ranch Resort, Cross-Rivers State.
Taiwo Ajibade, who represented Nigeria at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester believes the country can produce top athletes if all the necessary machineries are put in place.
Nigeria was the best country in athletics at 2011 All-African Games in Maputo, Mozambique with 38 medals (17 Golds, 11 Silvers and 10 Bronze medals).
After a poor outing in the just ended IAAF World Championships held in Daegu, South Korea, Nigeria has been ranked 37th in the world by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Africa's queen of track and Nigerian champion, Blessing Okagbare, at the inaugural Istvan Gyulai Memorial on Saturday in Budapest, won the women's Long Jump with a wind-assisted 6.84 metres (+2.9) leap.
Nigeria's Tosin Oke and Morocco's Yahya Berrabah on Friday posted impressive performances at the 2011 Míting Ciutat de Barcelona d'Atletisme (17th Barcelona International Athletics Meeting) - an EA premium meeting.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has shortlisted 60 athletes and 19 officials for Team Nigeria to the 10th All Africa Games to be held September 3-18 this year, in Maputo, Mozambique's capital.
Atlanta 1996 Olympic gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa-Opara has reiterated the need for Nigeria athletes to shun drugs saying it will destroy their career and it should not be allowed in any competition because it is a violation of the spirit of good sportsmanship.