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Okagbare begins training

04 August 2015, 14:48

Lagos - Blessing Okagabre revealed that she has begun her rigorous training schedule ahead of the 2015 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing, China, later this month.

The superstar recently missed out of the All Nigeria Athletics Championships due to injury, but is now fit enough to resume training.

Okagbare has a busy schedule, as she is competing in the women's 100m, 200m and long jump disciplines.

Also read: Okagbare ‘blessed’ with medals

"I have started training for both," said Okagbare.

"I train for both on the same day. For the jump, I practice techniques and afterwards I once switch to the sprints, focusing on my speed work, especially my starts, which is what I battle with.

"I start at 6am every morning in the gym before I run...you get muscles from explosive training. The power of my runs comes from doing weight training and the speed comes from track running."

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