Enoch Adegoke raced to a Personal Best, Season’s Best and Meet Record of 10.12s at the just concluded Making of Champions (MoC) Grand Prix at the weekend to emerge winner in the men’s 100m event.
Adegoke left the likes of Alaba Akintola and Jerry Jakpa in his wake with both athletes also recording a personal best of 10.35s and 10.38s respectively despite the heavy downpour on Saturday.
Speaking after the event and how it feels to clock a new PB despite the weather conditions and the fact that his competitiors brought their A game by also clocking new PBs “It feels great and awesome to win with a new Personal Best (PB) of 10.12s,” Adegoke said.
“It is a good one although the weather wasn’t favorable but everyone really performed and I really thank everyone that participated in the race because without them I might not have been able to do this.”
Adding that he can’t be too sure he would have clocked a better time had the weather been more favorable “so that’s probably the best (time) for now.”
The 2019 Africa Junior Champion was then asked to weigh in on the current form of Nigerian male sprinters with Divine Oduduru and Seye Ogunlewe clocking really good times in recent events.
“The stake is now high. Let’s look forward to better times because people are bracing up for the best.”
It is important to note that the Nigerian sprinters clocking good times all over the World have constantly had events and competitions outside the country to participate in since the beginning of the year. How does it make you and other athletes feel that the Moc Grand Prix is the second athletics event in Nigeria (since the turn of the year) for athletes who are unable to travel out for events?
“Every athlete wants to compete so we all feel the same way about it and it doesn’t feel good not competing for so long. If we had been competing all along a lot of athletes would have dropped timing. We hope to get more competitions going forward,” Adegoke said.
“MoC have done us a favour by organising this event and we really thank them for it. God bless them.”
Next up for the 2018 Commonwealth Games athlete is the All Africa Games trials in Abuja next week and the World University Games in July where he would hope to hit the World Championships qualification time of 10.10s.