The Track and Field Coaches Association of Nigeria (TAFCAN), Lagos Chapter, says it has concluded plans to hold the 2nd TAFCAN Coaches over Distance Race to engage athletes in competitions.
The competition is scheduled for Feb. 24 at the Sports Complex, Yaba College of Technology.
Abiodun Ibrahim, the chapter’s Public Relations Officer, on Monday in Lagos said that the aim was to keep athletes in shape.
The events to be featured in the men and women categories are 450m, 5000m, 1 mile, 250m, 8kg and 5kg Shot put throw, 8kg and 5kg Hammer Throw, 7 Stride Triple Jump, Double Leg Jump.
The Distance Medley comprises of (400×400×800×1600), 4X200m and mixed 4x100m (two males and two females).
He said that it was part of the coaches’ contribution to the development of athletes, especially those in Lagos State.
“The body aims to discover and groom future champions for the country,’’ Ibrahim said.
The body held the first leg of the 2017 tournament on Jan. 27 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
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