In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 06th, June, 2020

Oh No! Nigeria’s Race Strolling Champion Slumps And Dies Whereas Jogging

Oh No! Nigeria's Race Walking Champion Slumps And Dies While Jogging

Kazeem Adeyemi

Kazeem Adeyemi

Nationwide Champion in males’s 20km Race Stroll, Kazeem Adeyemi, has handed away, The PUNCH stories.

A press release from the Athletics Federation of Nigeria on Saturday stated the athlete slumped and died whereas jogging.

Adeyemi, till his loss of life, represented the Nigeria Police Drive, the place he served for 11 years and was a Sergeant on the Ikoyi Division, Lagos State.

The President of AFN, Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau, within the assertion, described the deceased as “a nationwide sports activities asset”.

Shehu-Gusau stated, “The loss of life of Adeyemi is gloomy, particularly presently when the federation is placing plans in place to encourage our good athletes to take to teaching programs.

“To lose such a devoted and hardworking athlete, who confirmed nice consistency is a really nice loss to the federation, specifically, and the nation usually.”

The assertion added that Adeyemi, who died on Tuesday, was buried in line with Islamic rites on Wednesday, on the Agege Cemetery, Lagos State.

Born on March 1, 1985, the late Adeyemi received plenty of Nationwide Championships, together with the 20,000m and the 20km Race Stroll in Calabar in June 2011; 20km Race Stroll in Lagos in Might 2007; the 20km Race Stroll in Warri in 2015 in addition to the 20km Race Stroll in Kaduna in 2019.

He represented Nigeria within the 20km Race Stroll on the 2003 All-African Video games in Abuja the place he positioned fifth.

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