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5 Breakthrough Athletes of 2014!

Every Track & Field season there are athletes who were previously unheralded in the disciplines they excelled in and others who, though already established, pushed beyond the boundaries expected of them or imaginable. Based on these criteria,   here our  five breakthrough athletes that Making of Champions has singled out for special commendation in 2014:

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Locally-based athletes shine at 1st Edition of TAFCAN Coaches Challenge!

It was an afternoon of excitement and competition as over 200 athletes representing various track clubs from the country challenged each other to their best in preparation for the upcoming season on Friday, 12thDecember at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos. The competition, which is the first edition of the Coaches Challenge by the

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South Africa – the powerhouse of African Athletics

The breakthrough performances of many South African athletes in 2014 has confirmed the country’s status as the reigning powerhouse of athletics on the continent. There is no denying that South Africa’s dominance in African athletics, took a sharp nosedive since their triumph at the 2008 African Championships in Addis Ababa, which completed a hat-trick of

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Nigeria’s Top 12 Athletics Performers in 2014 (PART I)

Team Nigeria athletes put up a commendable outing during the 2014 Athletics season. Some athletes stood out based on their individual performances, personal records and medals won in their various events. Here’s a countdown of the TOP 12 athletics performers whom we think stood out exceptionally well for the Green-White-Green of Nigeria: 12. CHINWE OKORO:

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Abbas Abubakar after winning World Junior Bronze for Bahrain at Oregon 2014.
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Another promising Nigerian switches allegiances to Bahrain – Why Did Nigeria Let Them Go? (Part II)

The tragic trend of Nigeria’s “Brawn Drain” looks set to continue unabated. Another promising Nigerian athlete who has been lost to Bahrain this year is Abbas Abubakar, who first came to national reckoning at the 2012 National Sports Festival (NSF) in Nigeria, finishing second in the 400m in a distant 47.13s behind Orukpe Erayokan (46.27s).

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Tyron Akins leads Team Africa against strong 110m Hurdles field @ Continental Cup!

Nigerian and African 110m Hurdles champion, Tyron Akins, will face the world’s best hurdlers in Marrakech as the IAAF Continental Cup takes center stage this weekend. Akins, who recently switched allegiances from Team USA to Nigeria, emerged national 110 hurdles champion at the National Trials in Calabar in June and has not looked back since.

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