There are a handful of numbers that are imbued with meaning. Roger Bannister’s 3:59.4. Usain Bolt’s 9.58. And now Eliud Kipchoge’s 1:59:40. Kipchoge’s extraordinary sub-two-hour marathon in Vienna on Saturday is one of the greatest sporting achievements – recording a time that has never been achieved before and pushing the limits of human ability, again. It is a time on the fringes of what scientists believe is humanly possible. And yet record-breaking events such as Kipchoge’s seem increasingly common. Last week Simone Biles became the first female gymnast to win a fifth world all-around title, using two signature moves that no other woman has ever achieved. Sarah Thomas swam the English channel four times in a row, 134 miles (215km) in open seas in 54 hours. Dalilah Muhammad broke the 400m hurdles world record twice this year and Sifan Hassan did the same for the 5km and one mile events. In men’s athletics, Geoffrey Kamworor is waiting to … [Read more...] about Higher, faster, stronger, better … is there no end to what humans can do?
“The young boys did not accept the idea of playing with girls. I used to show them that I could play to challenge the stereotypical image of a football player in their minds. I resolved the situation by building up and training one team of female players only and had one team of male players coached by a man. Then they played each other and who won in the end? The female team. That’s how we solved the problem. We showed them girls could play. This helped them to start to accept girls” – Karime Akrouche, FutbolNet coach. Tensions are running high in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. As one embarks on the two-hour inland drive through the mountains, away from the opulence of Beirut, the once-white tents pockmarked with scraps of canvas and topped with tyres start to appear. Then their frequency increases until one cannot go 100 yards without being confronted by the devastating poverty that has flooded over the border as a result of the war in Syria. In the west the … [Read more...] about ‘We are superhero girls here’: how football is helping refugees in Lebanon
Barcelona’s attacking trident of Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann all got on the scoresheet for the first time together in a 3-0 win away to Eibar which took the La Liga champions top of the table for a few hours at least. Barça lead the standings for the first time this season on 19 points after nine games although Real Madrid, who have 18 from eight, can retake top spot when they visit Real Mallorca later on Saturday. Griezmann put Barça ahead in the 13th minute after a route-one move from his side. Clement Lenglet launched the ball from the heart of the defence to release the France forward, who calmly slotted inside the near post. The three forwards all combined for the next two goals in a sign that the trio are finally gelling after a stop-start season interrupted by injuries to Messi and Suárez. The latter brought the ball into the area for Griezmann to slide it across for Messi to score in the 58th minute. Griezmann was the architect of … [Read more...] about Antoine Griezmann inspires Barcelona’s easy win away to Eibar
She recently revealed she may be making some big life changes and moving in with her boyfriend, 36-year-old Scott Disick. But on Saturday, Sofia Richie looked like the only decision she'd be making that day was what she'd be having for lunch. The 21-year-old model and fashion designer was spotted wearing a comfy blue Alo Yoga sweater with black leggings as she headed to lunch in Malibu with friends. Low key looks: On Saturday, Sofia Richie, 21, was spotted wearing a comfy blue Alo Yoga sweater with black leggings as she headed to lunch in Malibu with friends The daughter of Lionel Richie added to her relaxed look with Givenchy slip-ons over black socks. She wore her long blonde locks up in a messy ponytail on the rainy Malibu day. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Sofia Richie showcases her toned figure in simple T-shirt... Sofia Richie, 21, dazzles in a bejewelled catsuit as she... Kylie Jenner is ravishing in red Fendi as she meets BFF... Sofia … [Read more...] about Sofia Richie looks low key in blue sweater and leggings as she’s spotted out for lunch with friends in Malibu
Justin and Hailey Bieber have been inundated with offers after putting their $8.5million Beverly Hills mansion up for sale via the singer's Instagram page. The Baby hitmaker, 25, and his model wife, 22, gave their followers a video tour of their stylish five-bedroom home via the photo-sharing site last week, and the move seems to have worked a treat in terms of securing interest from potential buyers. TMZ reports the superstar couple have now lined up at least five people keen to lay their hands on the property, including one who is a 'billionaire from a famous family'. Up for sale: Justin and Hailey Bieber have been inundated with offers after putting their $8.5million Beverly Hills mansion up for sale via the singer's Instagram page last week On the market: The newlywed Baby hitmaker, 25, and his model wife, 22, gave their followers a video tour of their stylish five-bedroom home last week, and the move seems to have worked a treat in terms of … [Read more...] about Justin and Hailey Bieber have been inundated with offers – including one from a ‘famous billionaire’ – after putting their $8.5m Beverly Hills mansion’ up for sale via Instagram