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

Beyoncé and Donald Glover win prestigious Peabody Awards for telling ’empowering stories’ through ‘Lemonade’ and ‘Atlanta’
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Beyoncé and Donald Glover win prestigious Peabody Awards for telling ’empowering stories’ through ‘Lemonade’ and ‘Atlanta’

BEYONCÉ AND Donald Glover have been announced as recipients of prestigious Peabody Awards. The singer was honoured for her celebrated visual album, Lemonade, while Donald Glover was honoured for his groundbreaking FX show about his hometown hip-hop scene, Atlanta. Both were among the 60 previously announced finalists for the prize focused on the most compelling/empowering … Continue reading

Serena Williams won her record 23rd Grand Slam tournament singles title at the Australian Open while pregnant with her first child
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Serena Williams won her record 23rd Grand Slam tournament singles title at the Australian Open while pregnant with her first child

TENNIS CHAMP Serena Williams is no stranger to making headlines on the court, but she rocked social media yesterday after announcing she is “20 weeks” pregnant with her first child. The confirmation came hours after Williams, due to regain to the No. 1 world ranking next week, set off a day of frenzied speculation with … Continue reading