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Entertainment of Thursday, 13 February 2020

Source: MyNigeria

BBNaija: Mike Edwards wife quits athletics after 20 years

Wife of Big Brother Naija 2019 first runner-up, Perri Edwards has announced her decision to step aside from tracks after 20 years of active service.

She made this announcement in an Instagram post with a video that showed some of her best moments as an athlete.

Perri noted that she had her highs and lows and commended her coach, Chris Zah for supporting her. She also spoke about her long list of injuries and comeback moment in 2017.

"I have had a tough battle with injuries and managed to come back in 2017 and got my silver medal in the relay. Now I am ready to move on. I have been doing it for 20 years and professionally for 11," she said.

She noted that her body is still good but she just has to move on.

"I am proud of what I achieved. Thanks to my Coach, Chris Zah and the opportunities," she added.

"It's not goodbye, it is see you later. I look forward to the future ahead, thanks for supporting me," she said in an emotionally laden video.

Here is her heartfelt Instagram message.

"20 years since I was first introduced to athletics as a little girl, 16 years as a professional athlete. I’ve decided to call it a day and hang up my spikes... Athletics has given me many opportunities, including travelling the world and meeting many people. It’s been my life for 20 years but I’m ready to move on and look forward to my future ahead.

"Big thank you to those who have supported me fans, friends, sponsors and family. Coach Chris Zah for believing in me and making dreams of mine realities. I’ve learnt a lot on my journey through the highs and lows, a big reason for the woman I am today.

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20 years since I was first introduced to athletics as a little girl, 16 years as a professional athlete. I’ve decided to call it a day and hang up my spikes... Athletics has gave me many opportunities, including travelling the world and meeting many people. It’s been my life for 20 years but I’m ready to move on and look forward to my future ahead. Big thank you to those who have supported me fans,friends, sponsors and family. Coach Chris Zah for believing in me and making dreams of mine realities. I’ve learnt a lot on my journey through the highs and lows, a big reason for the woman I am today. P.S enjoy my video, you know I love the camera had a few words to say plus enjoy some of my great moments from on the track. See you around guys love PSD

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P.S enjoy my video, you know I love the camera had a few words to say plus enjoy some of my great moments from on the track. See you around guys," the post read.

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