Tuedon Morgan Is First Nigerian Marathoner To Plant Flag in North Pole!

Abena Agyeman-Fisher April 16, 2015

Tuedon Morgan

Nigerian marathoner Tuedon Morgan (pictured) has the added distinction of being the first Nigerian to not only run, but also plant her flag in the North Pole for the North Pole Marathon, reports the BBC.

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Last month, Morgan made headlines when she ran the 7 Continents Marathon for the SECOND TIME!

But the major feat didn’t stop Morgan from taking on the “World’s Coolest Marathon” just a few weeks later.

The 42-year-old Mother of four boys said of her latest accomplishment, where temperatures Tuedon Morgan
reportedly sank as low as -41C, “I was just singing and praying and when I got to the bend where I could see where other people had planted their flags.

“I kept saying to myself, I have to plant the Nigerian flag there; your country’s flag has to be there.”

In the 26.2-mile race, Morgan ran with 45 other competitors from 22 countries.

Believe it or not, Morgan only began running in October of 2011, after being fed up with her then-weight of 266 pounds that she gained with the birth of her fourth son.

Tuedon MorganAt the behest of her co-worker, she joined a gym, where walking turned into jogging and jogging turned into running.

By December of 2011, Morgan completed her first half-marathon, with a full-marathon being completed just a month later in Dubai.

Since then, Morgan has run in 34 full-marathons, including her North Pole run, and is just entering her fourth year of running.

In a recent interview, Morgan spoke to what she plans to achieve for the rest of the year, “I have at least seven marathons left this year by God’s grace as I will try to get to 40 by the end of the year.”

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Last Edited by:Abena Agyeman-Fisher Updated: June 19, 2018


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