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EJIRO OKORO

Born: 04 July 1990
Coach: Norma Blaine / Corey Ihmels
Club: Birchfield Harriers
Lives: Walsall / USA
OCWK: Female Athlete

Personal Bests
400m 55.42 (2008), 800m 2:04.72 (2012), 1500m 4:23.16 (2013)

Involvement with OCWK
Ejiro joined OCWK in 2008 and has taken part in the following OCWK events:
Loughborough Educational Camp 2008
Tonbridge Get-Together 2008
Loughborough Get-Together 2009
Eat for Success Get-Together 2009
Birmingham Get-Together 2010
Tonbridge Training Camp 2010
Olympic Park Visit 2010
Tonbridge Training Camp 2011


Athletics Achievements
2nd BUCS 800m 2011
3rd BUCS 800m 2010
3rd BUCS 800m 2009
3rd England Under 20 Indoor 800m 2008
2nd UK School Games 800m 2006
3rd English Schools Inter 800m 2006
3rd AAA Under 17 800m 2006


Performances in 2012
Now living in the USA Ejiro improved her 800m best significantly to 2:04.72.

Personal Bests set in 2012
800m – previous PB 2:07.03 / 2:10.34i
2:07.91i, 25/02/12, College Station USA
2:05.77i, 03/03/12, Ames USA
2:05.02, 07/04/12, Palo Alto USA
2:04.72, 20/04/12, Walnut USA

1000m
2:52.90i, 03/02/12, New York USA

1500m – previous PB 4:47.80
4:33.99, 24/03/12, Temple USA
4:28.00, 19/04/12, Walnut USA


Performances in 2011
Ejiro made her usual good start to the outdoor season, winning the silver medal in the 800m at the BUCS Championships. She improved her 800m best to 2:07.03 in finishing fourth in the Under 23 race at the European Athletics Permit meeting in Istanbul on 11 June.

Personal Bests set in 2011
800m - previous PB 2:08.41
2:07.03, 11/06/11, Istanbul TUR


Performances in 2010
Ejiro improved her 800m best to 2:08.41 in her heat at the Aviva UK Championships on 25 June and took bronze at the BUCS Championships.

Personal Bests set in 2010
800m - previous PB 2:08.47
2:08.41, 25/06/10, Birmingham


Performances in 2009
Ejiro took the bronze medal in the 800m at the BUCS Athletics Championships in Bedford on 4 May.

Performances in 2008
This year Ejiro has improved her best for 400m to 55.42, her best to 800m to 2:08.47 and also set a new personal best over 1500m. She won the bronze medal at the England Athletics Under 20 Indoor Championships and finished fifth at the equivalent event outdoors and fourth in the Senior 800m at the English Schools.

Personal Bests set in 2008
400m – previous PB 56.5 / 57.03i
56.80i, 17/02/08, Birmingham
56.2, 29/06/08, Cannock
55.42, 27/07/08, Swansea

800m – previous PB 2:09.27 / 2:15.14i
2:10.34i, 24/02/08, Sheffield
2:08.47, 02/08/08, Hendon

1500m
4:51.6, 13/04/08, Tipton
4:47.80, 27/04/08, Birmingham


Introduction to Athletics
Ejiro started athletics as there is a track at the back of her house and her parents took her down there with her brothers and sisters when she was eight and they all joined the local club. She started to take the sport seriously in the winter of 2007 as she found that she was progressing with just two days of training a week.

Click here to check out Ejiro's recent performances on the Power of 10 website

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