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Meet Nigeria’s Fastest Man! Watch the CNN Feature on Sprinter Obinna Metu on “Human to Hero”



Human to Hero” is a show on the international news network CNN which showcases sports stars and the dedication, discipline and determination it takes to do what they do. The idea is to encourage sportsmen and women who are working hard on their talent.

In this week’s edition of Human to Hero, Nigerian sprinter, Obinna Metu is in the spotlight! At 10.11 seconds for his 100m distance Obinna has been unbeatable at home over four seasons.

According to the CNN report: “He’s been coached by two sporting greats- record-breaking distance runner Haile Gebrselassie and six-time Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt. Hoping to take on every scrap of their advice and win a medal at the Athletics World Championships he tells ‘Human to Hero’ that money is more important than talent for a young athlete – financial support is crucial to success…On his dream of breaking the world record, he said, “nobody knew that a world record could become 9.58. But Usain did it. Another Usain Bolt might come out, and I pray, let it be me, he concluded.

Watch the video Obinna Metu on Human to Hero here!


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  2. Hurperyermie

    July 19, 2013 at 11:47 am

    i love your faith bro.

  3. nita

    July 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I wish u d best!!!

  4. TA

    July 19, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you BN! Just what i need to start my day. Hope i can beat their record by replying all the 23 emails in my inbox in 9 seconds!! #:-s

  5. My oga at d Top

    July 19, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Nice one but when I checked your profile, your age is 25years. Are you sure???

    • asgrl

      July 19, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      even if he’s older than 25, the fact that he’s running a 10’11 …. i mean really what exactly is your issue with him again?

  6. JADE

    July 19, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Is he sure of what exactly???

  7. konne

    July 19, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    good luck man


    July 19, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Good luck! I love that you are giving accolade to your mentors. That is very, very crucial.

  9. T

    July 20, 2013 at 4:50 am

    he’s fine o. Wishing him the best too!

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