The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has been admonished to look for terrains with high altitude for Nigerian athletes to train, if they are to do well in long distance races and compete with their counterparts around the world.
This admonition was given by Kenyan athletes at the Kaduna Marathon race.
The marathon featured the 5 kilometer, 10 kilometer and the half marathon respectively.
Mohammed Sani from Kaduna State
emerged winner of the 5 Kilometer category.
In the 10 kilometer race, Pam David and Kangyen Solomon from Plateau State emerged winners in the male and female categories.
In the elite race, it was an all Kenyan affair, as John Mburu finished in a time of 1:12:43 to emerge winner in the male category, while Caren Maiyo equally finished in the same time to win the female race.
The Kenyans said, Nigeria can compete, with the right training environment.
The President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria Olamide George said the northern part of the country suits long distance races.
The athletes said, the race can only get better, as they are looking forward to the next edition.