Lagos - National record holder in 20 km Walk Race, Adeyemi
Kazeem may boost his chances of making the Rio 2016 Olympics qualification
As it is the case across the world, Walk Race athletes use
marathon races to build themselves for their primary events and for Adeyemi, a
rare full Marathon race will sure do him a lot of good as he targets to compete
in an Olympic qualifier in Kenya by March 2016.
“The target I set for myself is to make it to the Olympics
next year and this Access Bank Lagos City Marathon should help me in a way,”
Adeyemi who competed at the All African Games in 2003 and 2007 noted.
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Currently with a personal best time cum National Record of
1.34.02secs, Adeyemi said lowering his time to 1.24.00sec which is the entry
standard for the Olympics is not an impossible mission especially with the right
kind of exposure.
“The key to improved performances is constant exposure to
competitions; I don’t have such opportunity because here in Nigeria the
concentration is on the sprints, I hope the likes of Access Bank will help
switch the focus,” he said.For
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