Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge breaks marathon world record in Berlin

first_imgKenya’s Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge set a sensational world record over the distance on Sunday, shaving more than a minute off the previous best with a dazzling run in the German capital, to land the one major running accomplishment that had eluded him.The 33-year-old, widely seen as the greatest marathon runner of the modern era, ran an official time of time of two hours, one minutes and 39 seconds on a sunny and warm autumn day along the flat inner-city course to beat Dennis Kimetto’s world best by a minute and 18 seconds in Berlin back in 2014.”I lack words to describe this day,” said a beaming Kipchoge, a former world champion over 5,000 metres and marathon gold medallist at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. “I am really grateful, happy to smash the world record.”They say you can miss it twice but not third time. So I want to thank everyone who has helped me,” Kipchoge, who last year took part in the Nike Breaking Two project, where he ran two hours and 25 seconds with the aid of “illegal” in and out pacemakers.He started off with a sizzling pace and quickly shook off his biggest opponent, Wilson Kipsang, to make it a one-man race.It was clear after the opening few kilometres that Kipchoge’s only opponent would be the clock and his three pacemakers were pushed to the limit to keep the tempo high.But even after the last one peeled off after 25 kilometres, Kipchoge showed no sign of slowing, passing the 30km mark in 1:26:45, with a pace of 2:52 per 1,000 metres.advertisement”It was hard. I ran my own race, I trusted my trainers, my programme and my coach. That’s what pushed me in the last kilometres,” he said.Kipchoge kept up the pace to sprint through the Brandenburg Gate and complete a world record run that cements his reputation as one of the greatest runners of all time.last_img read more

The coaches who could replace Zidane

first_imgPrimera División Conte, Low, Pochettino and the coaches who could replace Zidane at Madrid Last updated 1 year ago 21:53 1/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(9) Low, Wenger, Allegri Getty Primera División Zinédine Zidane Antonio Conte Real Madrid The Frenchman is under pressure following his side’s recent poor form and here is a look at some of the men who could succeed him in the summerlast_img

Ontarios highest court sets 15day cap on solitary confinement

first_imgTORONTO — Ontario’s top court says inmates cannot be placed in solitary confinement for more than 15 days, saying anything longer than that amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.In a ruling released today, the Court of Appeal for Ontario says prolonged administrative segregation causes foreseeable and possibly permanent harm that cannot be detected through monitoring until it has already occurred.The three-judge appeal panel says legislative safeguards are inadequate to avoid the risk of harm to inmates.It rejected, however, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association’s argument that the practice should be banned entirely for inmates between 18 and 21, those with mental illness, or those in segregation for their own protection.The association had challenged a lower court ruling that found the existing law on solitary confinement unconstitutional because the system lacks proper safeguards. That ruling also found that the harms of severe isolation could be mitigated by appropriate monitoring.The federal government, meanwhile, noted a provision in the law requires that an inmate’s health be taken into consideration when it comes to segregation.The Correctional Service of Canada did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The Canadian Presslast_img read more