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Bayo Adio - the season opener

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Bayo Adio, is a Nigerian High Jumper and a Management Information Systems major (with a minor in computer networking) at the Northwest Missouri State university, USA.

Bayo shares with you on this page his dreams, preparations and progress as he gets ready for the 2008 season and the Beijing Olympics.

Enjoy the ride...

My first track meet

Well first meet went pretty good. i started off da bar at 2.10m cleared it went to 2.15m cleared it and 2.20m.

I had pretty good jumps at it. but didn't clear it. but i decided to skip to 2.27m which is 7" 5' 3/4, the Olympic B standard to get a feel for how it's gonna feel, my coach said i might as well start jumping at it, and it wasn't that bad, but i didn't make it.

But i feel good though. I guess 2.15m is a new indoor PR for me. My goal is to extend my starting height to 2.15m though. next meet i know I'm jumping at least 2.24m. we'll wait and see. haa haa.

I'm happy overall with the beginning of the season and also …

Bayo Adio - looking forward to 2008

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Bayo Adio, is a Nigerian High Jumper and a Management Information Systems major (with a minor in computer networking) at the Northwest Missouri State university, USA.

Bayo shares with you on this page his dreams, preparations and progress as he gets ready for the 2008 season and the Beijing Olympics.

Enjoy the ride...

Hello All,

Its a pleasure to be here to have you guys follow my career and my dreams of making the Nigerian Olympic team. I just finished my college eligibility and i had a good year last year. finishing 3rd at nationals in NCAA championship.

Now i am trying to break into the professional department this year. I have trained very well during the off season, and I am ready to start jumping high. My best is 2.20m and i want to extend that personal best to 2.30m at least this year, which i think is very possible, so i can qualify for the world championships or most importantly the Olympics.

I have my first track meet of the season this Friday at the open meet in Iowa state univer…

Globacom half marathon holds in Lagos this weekend?

What are you doing this Weekend? Are you running in the Globacom International Half Marathon in Lagos on Saturday 8th December, 2007?

Get your name into Africa's only dedicated Athletics new source by posting your stories, images and videos to the AthleticsAfrica.Com group on Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2779250282

and subsequently the website on http://www.athleticsafrica.com.

Send us your photos, stories, etc, Let us know you were there!!!!

So what are you waiting for, go out and enjoy the marathon, but don't forget your camera.....post your pictures on the athleticsafrica .com group so we see what you are up to.

Happy marathon ya'll.