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Mary Keitany of Kenya has broken Paula Radcliffe’s women’s-only world record to win the London Marathon
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Mary Keitany of Kenya has broken Paula Radcliffe’s women’s-only world record to win the London Marathon

MARY KEITANY of Kenya broke Paula Radcliffe’s women’s-only world record to win the London Marathon today (April 23). Mary, 35, crossed the finish line on The Mall in two hours 17 minutes one second, the second-fastest time in history. That was 41 seconds quicker than four-time British Olympian Radcliffe ran in winning the event in … Continue reading

Campaigner ‘Little Miss Flint’, aged 9, announces she will run for president in 2044
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Campaigner ‘Little Miss Flint’, aged 9, announces she will run for president in 2044

A NINE-YEAR-OLD girl who has campaigned for clean water in Flint, Michigan, amid lengthy water crisis, has announced her bid for president in 2044. Amariyanna Copeny, who won the title of ‘Little Miss Flint’ after she wrote a letter to then president Barack Obama convincing him to visit her hometown while it was undergoing a … Continue reading

Simone Biles, the most decorated American gymnast, makes Time’s 100 Most Influential People list
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Simone Biles, the most decorated American gymnast, makes Time’s 100 Most Influential People list

OLYMPIC GYMNAST Simone Biles has been listed in Time’s 100 Most Influential People. It is the latest honour to be bestowed onto the 20-year-old who won four gold medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Simone, who is currently a contestant on Dancing With the Stars, was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list earlier this … Continue reading

This 13-year-old is the founder of the ‘Brown Girl Magic’ conference, an event to empower girls of colour
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This 13-year-old is the founder of the ‘Brown Girl Magic’ conference, an event to empower girls of colour

A 13-YEAR-OLD girl has launched a conference to inspire girls of colour to “activate your inner magic”. Mikaela Sydney Smith founded the Brown Girl Magic event when she was 11 after reading Chicken Soup for the Pre-Teen Soul. She says: “In the book, there were so many kids that were doing good things for their … Continue reading

Meet 18-year-old Steve Lacy: The Grammy Award-winning producer who used his phone to make a song on Kendrick Lamar’s new album
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Meet 18-year-old Steve Lacy: The Grammy Award-winning producer who used his phone to make a song on Kendrick Lamar’s new album

MEET 18-YEAR-OLD Steve Lacy, the producer who created the track Pride on Kendrick Lamar’s new album on his phone! Last year, he was nominated for a Grammy for executive-producing and performing on the 2015 funk-R&B-soul album Ego Death, the third release from The Internet and Steve’s first with the band. And his smartphone has been … Continue reading

Chance the Rapper raises $100,000 for Chicago’s youth at his birthday party
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Chance the Rapper raises $100,000 for Chicago’s youth at his birthday party

LAST MONTH, Grammy Award-winner Chance The Rapper donated $1 million to Chicago’s Public Schools. But it would seem his charitable efforts don’t send there. The rapper recently celebrated his 24th birthday in his Chicago hometown with friends T-Pain, Big Bird, and Ludacris and raised over $100,000 for charity. The rapper with give the money to … Continue reading