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The Godfather of Fitness

Posted January 30th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-4)
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Barmasai Bags $250,000

Posted January 23rd, 2011 at 12:41 pm (UTC-4)
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Kenya has produced more marathon champions than any country in the world, so it’s no surprise that a Kenyan recently won the biggest prize in marathoning.  David Barmasai earned $250,000 for finishing first at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon in the United Arab Emirates. What would you do with one quarter of a million dollars?  […]

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Do The Pose, Lightning Bolt!

Posted January 18th, 2011 at 1:43 pm (UTC-4)
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Jamaican star Usain Bolt is looking forward to this year’s IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, where he once again figures to be the most electrifying competitor in international athletics. The world record holder makes headlines not just for his astonishing speed, but also for his playful personality.  He loves the nickname of “Lightning […]

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Does Lionel Messi Get Your Vote?

Posted January 13th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Lionel Messi scored three goals in his first match for Barcelona since he won his second consecutive FIFA Player of the Year award 10 January, the top prize in international soccer.  While the 23-year-old Messi found the net for Barcelona, he didn’t score at all for Argentina at last year’s World Cup in South Africa.  […]

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King Kong To Scale New Heights In 2011?

Posted January 9th, 2011 at 10:03 am (UTC-4)
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Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko reclaimed his International Boxing Federation bantamweight title last month by beating the Colombian Yonnhy Perez in the northwest U.S. city of Tacoma, Washington.  It was sweet, end of year revenge for Agbeko, who had lost his IBF title belt to Perez in 2009.  Speaking after his victory in Tacoma, the 30-year-old […]

Luol Deng: Bullish About Sudan

Posted January 5th, 2011 at 9:22 pm (UTC-4)
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Chicago Bulls basketball star Luol Deng is having one of the best seasons of his professional career.  Through 33 games, Deng has averaged about 18 points and six rebounds a game for the Bulls, who were leading the National Basketball Association’s Central Division 5 January 2011 with a record of 23-10. The 25-year-old Deng is […]

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2014 World Cup & 2016 Olympics: 2 Big Brazilian Parties

Posted January 3rd, 2011 at 2:22 pm (UTC-4)
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The International Olympic Committee recently unveiled the official logo for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Among those giving the logo a thumbs up is IOC president Jacques Rogge, who says, “I think it is very aesthetic.  It is very innovative and very creative.  I like it very much.  You can see […]

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