CJ Ujah breaks silence on Diamond League success
CJ Ujah had a disappointing result to his World Championship campaign when he failed to even qualify for the world event. But he has since made up for that by winning the Diamond League in the 100-meter sprint event. CJ Ujah born to a Nigerian residing in Enfield, Britain was a natural athlete and in 2013 became the Junior Champion in 100m.His coach McMillan born to a Briton in Canada and now currently residing in the United States started out his career as a radio jockey for 12 years until he finally committed full time to train sprinters.Ujah dedicates his success in the recently concluded Diamond League mostly to his coach who he defines as someone who is more into “having fun” than “running the perfect race” kind of guy. He missed out on World Championship qualifications by a mere 0.02 second and a week and a half later he went on to defeat the new world champion Justin Gatlin and get his hand on the Diamond League played in Zurich.
Scott-Efurd to run in Durban 10k CITYSURFRUN
South African athlete Dominique Scott-Efurd will be back to Durban after 18 months to compete in the Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday, October 8th. Scott last raced in her homeland in April 2016 when she took part in South African Track and Field’s Championship. She is visibly excited about the prospects of her returning home in a long time. The 25-year-old has until now had a great 2017 so far with her setting national records in 1500 meter and 3000 meter runs. She is also in peak for having won the New York 5th Avenue Street Mile. When asked about her opinions on the Durban race she said that she was optimistic of breaking the long standing Elana Meyer record of 31:13. She quoted that she wanted to win and hold more records in her country and she could not find a better setup than that of the Durban 10k CITYSURFRUN.
Keitany wins third Great North Run
After Mo Farah’s fourth consecutive Great North Run win it was Kenya’s Mary Keitany’s turn to shine as she went on to win her third title in the Great North Run. She started strong and was among the leading pack up till the halfway mark behind Kipkirui and defending champion Vivian Cheruiyot. She then dropped Kipkirui off first and then crossed Cheruiyot as she produced a near perfect run to win the race in 1:05:59 almost two minutes ahead of defending champion Cheruiyot (1:07:44) who came in second while Kipkirui came in third. Keitany has been in a top for all throughout 2017 with world record win at the London Marathon.