Saturday, January 26, 2019

7-Year Old German-Nigeria Girl Shines In 10km Race

A seven-year-old German-Nigeria born girl, Lorelay Holzendorff, on Saturday took the shine off the other elite athletes when she came 7th with a time of 1:40mins at the second edition of the annual Owan Marathon race.

Holzendorff, a primary four student, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that she had been training as a long distance runner since the age of three.

“I want to be a long distance athlete, and my ambition is to compete at the international long distance in future,” she said.

The elites race, which was dominated by athletes from outside Owan saw the winner of the first Edition, Gabriel Adewale finishing 3rd in the overall position with a time of one hour nine minutes.