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Eko 2012: Athlete breaks 10 000m record

07 December 2012, 16:05

Bayelsa - An athlete from Bayelsa, Kayode Seriki, has broken the 10 000 m National Sports Festival record set in the 16th edition of the Games in Kaduna in 2010 by Plateau’s Emmanuel Gyang.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Seriki returned 30.01.43 secs against Gyang’s record of 30.29.63 secs in the race on Tuesday  at the ongoing 18th edition of the festival in Lagos.

The Athletic Federation of Nigeria (NAN) confirmed the new record in a statement released on Friday.

Reacting to the development, Bayelsa State Athletics Coach, Sam Onikeku, told NAN that he was happy that the state broke the 10,000m festival record.

Onikeku said the feat was earned through hard work.

``I am happy that one of our athletes broke the first record in the athletics event. It was earned through hard work and commitment.

``I commend Seriki for a job well done because it will show in the records that we broke the 10,000m event,’’ he said.

In the men’s pole vault final on Friday, Emmanuel Agaba of Cross River won with 3.80m, while Sunday Ochapa of Benue was second with 3.80m and Dennis Ngbodo of Delta third with 3.60m.

The athletics event of the festival is scheduled to end on Saturday.



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