The Fastest Man in Nigeria
Obinna Metu is officially the fastest man in Nigeria, and as part of the G4S 4teen programme, he has been given the opportunity to travel to Jamaica and join a training camp with the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt and other athletes, and his coach, Glen Mills.
The charismatic young sprinter has risen quickly to the top of his sport, having already competed at both the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2009 IAAF Athletics World Championships, and is fast becoming a man to take notice of on the international stage.
Obinna’s phenomenal dedication to his sport has impressed all those around him, not least his G4S 4teen mentor Haile Gebrselassie with whom he has spent time training, both in Ethiopia and at G4S 4teen training camps in Kenya.
Obinna will now be spending time in Jamaica on a training camp with the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt and other athletes, and his coach, Glen Mills.
On Saturday 11 December, Obinna spoke to the BBC just before he started this opportunity of a lifetime – the chance to improve his performance with the most talented people in athletics. Listen to the replay of the interview with Sportsworld's Russell Fuller. The Nigerian hopes his determination and strong work ethic will see him qualify for his second consecutive Olympics in London and perhaps even help him go one step further.