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Check out the Nigerian Flag on the North Pole! Inspiring Runner, Tuedon Morgan Sets Another Record




Last month, BellaNaija shared the inspiring story of  marathon runner and super amazon, Tuedon Morgan. {Click here if you missed it}.

Tuedon has kept in touch with the BN Team and recently shared her most recent achievement with us.

Here is what she said:

I became the first Nigerian to step foot in the North Pole and I ran a marathon on the north like. I ran the  North Pole Marathon to support the National Black Marathoner Association. The North Pole Marathon is no easy feat. The North Pole is run on Arctic ice floes, with 6 to 12 feet separating you from 12,000 feet of Arctic Ocean.Remember, this marathon is not run on land – it is run ‘on’ water, frozen water, in the high Arctic.

I don’t think I have ever done anything so difficult. The last 4KM were the hardest. I was seeing things that weren’t there. It was -41C. I was cold. It was a hard race but I kept seeing the Nigerian flag and I knew I had to place it at the end of the race. I pushed for my country. I was in tears when I crossed the finished line. Another thing that really got me worried running the North Pole was my leg. I have a bad leg and it requires me wearing special running shoes. I had to use brand new shoes for the race. It had spikes underneath it. But funny enough my legs were good. I believe so much that God was with me.

Wow! Just WOW! We can’t wait to see more feats from Tee!


  1. Manny

    April 13, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Wonderful! Nigerians have been doing good things recently. It is sweeting me on the inside. I love my country

    • Oyin

      April 13, 2015 at 7:12 pm

      Congrats Tuedon, and God bless you. I’m smiling ear to ear. Honestly, Nigerians have it in them, if we can put other things aside, and we live up to our full potential. Nigeria will be one of the top best country. This is inspiring and pushing me to do more in spite of the challenges and obstacles. God bless Nigeria

  2. Ify D

    April 13, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    So inspiring…wonderful achievement darling, welldone

  3. Tosin

    April 13, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    “I was seeing things that weren’t there. ” evil laugh 😀

    Well done, have fun, conquer more. Respect.

  4. hj

    April 13, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    My brother was showing me this on her snap chat
    apparently, people thought it was a man that made such an achievement.

    We are proud Tuedon. What inspires me more is that you were not always fit!! but you decided the other way.

    I gotta keep up the fit life momentum, specifically for my health first!!

    Yes we can!!

  5. cookies

    April 13, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Absolutely inspiring

  6. NIKE

    April 13, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Did u do what i advised on the first post?
    Connect this lady to Nigeria Brands………..
    Imagine what would have happened now.
    Imagine her costume bearing the logos of any of our local brands gone Int’l
    Still think you can do something

  7. Duchess Maria

    April 13, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Congratulations, amazing feat.

    I found it a bit contradictory that she is now Nigerian, waving the flag and “pushing for her country” when in the initial interview, she was “British with Nigerian parents”.

    • Ibinabo

      April 13, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      You are right!! I hope she didn’t claim it just to have a record to her name. On the bright side, at least the Nigerian flag is at the North pole

  8. Adeleye Oluwatosin

    April 13, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Truly Amazing..”Tuedon-doing extra ordinary feats” God bless u darling

  9. mjay

    April 13, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    thank you tuedon

  10. Mz Socially Awkward...

    April 13, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Wow. -41C & running on floes? I’m not ashamed to say that this is a level of commitment that I can only admire from over here, chilling under my cosy duvet…

    Still a lady boss that stays doing the damn thing, Tinuade!! At least I’m running a wee bit faster on the threadmill these days with you on my mind. 🙂

  11. nnenne

    April 13, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Nigeria has all it takes.

  12. BunmiAmara

    April 14, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Hmmmmm, imagine at 41year, mehn that why i joined the gym lastweek i need to be fit for my future family and the world at large. So inpsiring!

  13. Bumsylaw

    April 14, 2015 at 1:20 am

    Congratulations Tee on this amazing feat.

  14. Ndubuisi

    April 14, 2015 at 1:28 am

    Proud Nigerian congrats to him I hope other Nigerians including me will try to do positive things for this wonderful country of ours.

    • Ewa

      April 14, 2015 at 7:44 am

      Congratulations to her… 🙂

  15. ides of march

    April 14, 2015 at 5:04 am

    O my! How fantastically glorious! Congrats and thanks for flying the Naija flag! Ok now I really want to go to the north pole.

  16. Berry Dakara

    April 14, 2015 at 8:49 am


  17. isima

    April 14, 2015 at 9:43 am


  18. Ayodele

    April 14, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Well done Tee Morgan. You continue to inspire and make us proud. Congrats on this great feat.

  19. sisil

    April 14, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Good to have great news like this.

  20. Pst. Eward Nanpan Dafohot

    April 15, 2015 at 4:43 am


  21. Alero

    April 15, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Tuedon is truly an inspiration, I am privileged to know this amazing woman.

    • Twi

      December 2, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      Proudly take!

    • Twi

      December 2, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      Proudly Tseke

  22. Courage Chinonyerem

    April 15, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    proudly nigerian lovely. I just heard her voice on BBC africa

  23. Courage Chinonyerem

    April 15, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    proudly nigerian, lovely. I just heard her voice on BBC africa

  24. Kelvndaboss

    April 27, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    What mobile network is situated in d north pole?? Etisalat dey dere? Abi na mtn… How did he share d pics wit u guys???? Una can lie….

  25. ikechukwu chukwuma vincent

    April 28, 2015 at 12:32 am

    great thats my colour black

  26. Amobi

    April 28, 2015 at 8:30 am

    congrats, and thanks for your courage and inspiration. That which you have done has brought prestige to you and Nigeria @large

  27. Challenge 100

    June 22, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Tee Morgan has incorrectly claimed to be the first Nigerian to reach the North Pole.

    The North Pole marathon that Tee ran takes place approximately 25 miles from the North Pole at Camp Barneo. The North Pole is an exact point at the geodetic latitude 90° North.

    The organisers of the marathon confirmed to us verbally & by email that Tee did not join the other runners on the 45 minute helicopter ride to the North Pole. All runners are given the option of flying to the North Pole but Tee Morgan declined to go.

    We also obtained the letter from Camp Barneo (we can provide on request) who operate the helicopter flights as further confirmation that Tee Morgan did not reach the North Pole.

    The Amazu family, Sir Og, Lady Joy, Monica (age 9) and Aimee (age 6) were the first Nigerians to reach the North Pole. www,

  28. Twi

    December 2, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Proudly Tseke!

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