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Athlete aims Olympics ticket with Lagos City Marathon

05 January 2016, 21:25Israel Ojoko

Lagos - National record holder in 20 km Walk Race, Adeyemi Kazeem may boost his chances of making the Rio 2016 Olympics qualification standard.

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.

Also read: AFN boss unveils LOC for Access Bank Lagos Int'l Marathon

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.

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