Fadekemi Olude Vows to Reclaim Title

first_imgOlude Fadekemi To reclaim the number one position at the 2019 Marathon, Olude revealed that she has since stepped up her training schedule and she was equally working extra hard to ensure a resounding victory this term.“I was not too happy that I could not defend my title last year, I only finished in second place but this year, I want the first position again,” she said.Olude who had a memorable 2018 in which she represented Nigeria at the Commonwealth Games in Australia and also emerged as a gold medal winner at the National Sports Festival among many other accomplishments said she was keen to start 2019 brightly with a win at the Lagos Marathon.“The year 2018 was very good for me but of course I want 2019 to be better, starting with the Lagos Marathon, I will also be competing at the All African Games and many other competitions this year,” Olude said.Asked who her major threat could be at the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Olude identified Deborah Pam as her major threat but promised to give her a run for her money this year.As a means of encouraging Nigerian runners, a separate prize category has always been in place to reward the local runners outside the general prizes for all runners from across the world.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram ACCESS LAGOS MARATHONAfter being beaten to the first position among Nigerian (female) runners at the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Olude Fadekemi, has vowed to reclaim her crown at next month’s race.Olude who is the current national record holder in the 20km Walk Race finished as the number one Nigeria woman at the 2017 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, but she dropped to second place in 2018; losing the crown to Deborah Pam.last_img read more

Syracuse soccer’s McIntyre, Bono, three others snag ACC honors

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 13, 2014 at 11:27 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year and goalkeeper Alex Bono the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, the conference announced Thursday morning.McIntyre is guiding No. 1 SU to its best season in program history with a 14-2-1 regular season record, with losses coming only to Notre Dame on Sept. 13 and Louisville on Oct. 17. Bono ranks tied for first in the nation in shutouts (12) and second in the country in save percentage (.899) and goals against average (.38).Sophomore forward Emil Ekblom joined Bono on the All-ACC First Team. Ekblom led the Orange with seven goals and 17 points, and six of those seven goals were of the game-winning variety.Senior defender Skylar Thomas and freshman midfielder Julian Buescher were named to the All-ACC Second Team. Thomas started each of the 16 games he played in and scored three goals, two of which came as game-winners against Virginia on Sept. 27 and Boston College on Oct. 31.Buescher started each of the 17 games he played in, recording four assists – three of which set up game-winning goals – and playing a vital role at the attacking midfield position in SU’s offense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange (15-2-1, 5-2-1 ACC) will take on Lousiville (9-6-3, 4-3-1) in the ACC tournament semifinals on Friday at 8 p.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. Commentslast_img read more