Bekele claims Berlin win in near record time

first_imgBy Karolos GrohmannBERLIN,(Reuters)-Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele narrowly missed out on a new world record when he out-sprinted Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang to win the Berlin marathon in the second fastest race of all time yesterday.The triple Olympic champion weathered Kipsang’s blistering early pace before he attacked with two kilometres left, crossing the line in an official time of two hours, three minutes and three seconds, six seconds off Dennis Kimetto’s world record.Kipsang, a former world record holder who won in Berlin three years ago but like Bekele missed last month’s Rio Olympics, could not match the Ethiopian’s pace towards the end and finished 10 seconds adrift in the fourth-fastest time ever.“I wanted to run a personal best, that was my first goal,” Bekele, who shaved more than two minutes off his previous fastest, told reporters. “The time was fantastic but I am a bit disappointed as well, as I missed a few seconds in the end.”A strong early pace, with the leading runners passing the five kilometre mark in an eye-popping time of 14 minutes 20 seconds, meant the main contenders had the world record in their sights from the start.Both Kipsang, who set his world record in Berlin in 2013 only to lose it to fellow Kenyan Kimetto a year later, and Bekele stuck behind the pacemakers, with the experienced Emmanuel Mutai joining them.A lightning fast race was confirmed by the halfway mark with the leading pack more than a minute inside world record pace as Mutai, second in Berlin 2014, dropped off the pace.It quickly became a two-horse race and after 30 kilometres it was Bekele’s turn to drop some 30 metres behind the leader as Kipsang staged his first attack.But the 34-year-old Ethiopian, still the world record holder for the 5,000 and 10,000 metres on the track, refused to buckle and caught Kipsang in the next two kilometres.Bekele then drew on his strong finish from his days on the track and elegantly pulled away after the final drinks station as Kipsang failed to stay in touch.“I was hoping to win it and run a personal best. I did it,” said Kipsang, who was 10 seconds faster than his world record time of 2013.“We both ran a fantastic race together and I missed him (Bekele) by a few seconds. Next time it will be another day.”Ethiopia enjoyed a sweep of the podium in the women’s race with Aberu Kebede winning her third Berlin marathon with a time of 2:20:45. Her compatriots followed her home with Birhane Dibaba claiming second ahead of Ruti Aga.last_img read more

Audiochat with Sheryl Dolven, MS, RD and Dr. Karen Chapman Novakofski

first_imgBlog by Robin Allen, MSPH, RDN, LDNWhat a great presentation, Eating Well While Eating Out:  How calories on the menu can guide healthy choices! If you missed the recording you can still obtain CPEU by watching the video which will be posted this week on the event page.Dr. Karen Chapman-Novakofski had a chance to personally talk with Sheryl Dolven about menu labeling.  You can listen to the audio cast. Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.What is still surprising to me is that many consumers still do not know what calories are and how to use them.  It will be incumbent for Dietitians and all health care providers to help educate and provide a context for this new menu information. Many resources were shared in this webinar to help your patients/clients understand menu labeling and how to make healthier choices when dining out. You can find more information under Event Materials on the Learn Event page.This post was written by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

FDEI Ask the Expert Vlog: Bilingualism & Young Children with Disabilities

first_imgThe Family Development Early Intervention team often gets questions about working with children with disabilities and their families who are also bilingual. In this vlog Greg Cheatham, PhD, associate professor at the University of Kansas, discusses bilingualism in early childhood special education.Next week we will bring you another vlog by Dr. Cheatham that will cover two more common questions on this topic.  Stay tuned!A transcript of this video can be found here.last_img

PLP must change says Convention Speakers Bahamas Opposition Party bears down on

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 25, 2017 – Nassau – If nothing else, the speeches presented at the Progressive Liberal Party’s 53rd National Convention are slamming the wrong turns of the party as it tries to re-engage The Bahamian public.   From key note speaker on night one, Monique Pindling, the daughter of the late Sir Lynden Pindling calling her party out for forgetting how to treat people, for straying away from the core values of the party, for allowing the ambitions of a few to stain the aspirations of the whole and for becoming weak and dishonest to the key note on night two, saying the party lost its footing due to some who were big headed, selfish and haughty.It seems the consultation to the country’s Official Opposition party has been to accept the errors, blast them publicly and promise a return to what made the party so popular in the first place.   Picewell Forbes, former broadcaster, former MP for Andros and former Bahamas representative to CARICOM classed the state of the PLP today as bewildering.Forbes said, “…how could a party with such a track record of accomplishments and sound record and proven record of investing and believing in its people, find itself where we are today?  We must ask ourselves the difficult questions – honestly and sincerely we take a real introspective examination of our ways and reform, redress and readjust some things, post-haste.”Forbes said the PLP must change and he directly cited that those who have been leading for the last 10 or 15 or 20 years cannot be at the helm any longer.   Meanwhile, a poll being taken online is showing that Brave Davis is leading the race for leader of the PLP.   The Tribune is trying to get a feel for the thoughts of what the public believes will happen in that battle.   Of the near 250 voters, 49% believe Davis will take it, over Hanna-Martin who has 41% of poll takers believing she will clinch the nod.#MagneticMediaNews#PLPmustchange#last_img read more