Gben 10 Marathon Tales

Gben 10 Marathon Tales

The smile was strained but not because of bare feet. I wore shoes today. I often say that the runners I admire the most are the ones out on the course for the longest time. Today, that was me. It was a doubleheader event – 6:30am 10km + 7:30am Marathon. The marathon was delayed due

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Chronicles of an Ironman

Chronicles of an Ironman

I moved to Nigeria in 2016, shortly after completing my first marathon, and was lucky enough to be introduced to the Road Warriors almost immediately. A few of us soon started swimming together (usually followed by a substantial breakfast), and eventually I borrowed a bike – also from fellow Warrior Big Sam. I really need

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Journey to the Six Star – The JoyRunner

Journey to the Six Star – The JoyRunner

Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth. Proverbs 72:1 One day, you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now. Paulo Coelho For it is better, if God should will it so, that you

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Dubai Marathon, 2019

Dubai Marathon, 2019

Wow! Who am I that You are mindful of me? When I set out to run a sub 5 race last year October, I was worried that I had set a hard goal. My target – 4.58. That was all I wanted. I reached out to AKT and he graciously drew up a 4.58 plan

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Berlin Marathon for NHEF

Berlin Marathon for NHEF

Dear Family Friends and Well wishers… So I ran the Berlin Marathon on Sunday. I made it, I finished. In the immortal words of John F. Kennedy, Ich bin ein Berliner! The truth is I had totally lost my running “mojo” since last year November when I ran my best time yet of 4hr 3

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Christ Treasured Orphanage

Christ Treasured Orphanage

Please let me introduce to you Christ Treasured Orphanage located in Bako-Gwagwalada on the outskirts of Abuja. A friend who works with a local NGO here in Abuja took me to the orphanage (which houses about 50-70 kids aged between 1 and 18) for the first time 2 months ago. I had wanted to donate

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Lessons from the Madrid Marathon

Lessons from the Madrid Marathon

This was my first full marathon and I couldn’t help but think how a marathon mirrors the journey of life. I set a target of 3hrs 45 mins going in – I figured why not aim for the stars and end up in the skies. Same way we set a target in life and work

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My Comrades Experience

My Comrades Experience

Comrades Marathon (done but not forgotten), remains the hardest “job” of my running career, and, the most cherished! When it comes to running all I wanna do is inspire! Hope this long epistle gets you pumped up and inspired for your next running or life’s challenge! Keep your mind open… Read… Enjoy!!!! FACT I love

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Life is Izokuthoba: It Will Humble You!

Life is Izokuthoba: It Will Humble You!

In many ways, the Izokuthoba is less about running and more about reaffirming the human spirit. It will define you, and it will humble you. The largest ultra-marathon has humbled elite runners. Such is life; it is Izokuthoba – It will humble you.

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