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Meet the man trying to walk 1,000 miles … in a pair of swimming trunks

Meet the man trying to walk 1,000 miles … in a pair of swimming trunks

The bleak midwinter can be tough. It doesn’t matter how many layers you put on, you just can’t shake the cold. It’s even worse when the rain or snow comes. So the image of a man dressed in a pair of skin-tight blue swimming trunks, accessorized with a woolly beanie, a football scarf of English…MORE

Eliud Kipchoge’s record-breaking Nike shoes under scrutiny

Eliud Kipchoge’s record-breaking Nike shoes under scrutiny

Running is supposed to be one of the purest sports, but a technological arms race in shoes is raising questions about the integrity of competition in athletics. Times have been tumbling in long distance road races and critics are suggesting some cutting-edge trainers are artificially boosting performances. The concern is such that World Athletics —…MORE

Kobe Bryant reveals battle with racism at soccer games while growing up in Italy

Kobe Bryant reveals battle with racism at soccer games while growing up in Italy

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant believes more education is needed to tackle the scourge of racism in soccer. The 41-year-old, a five-time NBA champion, lived in Italy from the age of six to 13 while his father played professional basketball. He developed a love of soccer there, but also witnessed racism first hand before moving back…MORE

Jadon Sancho criticized by German media for dining on $240 gold-plated steak

Jadon Sancho criticized by German media for dining on $240 gold-plated steak

Yachts, a private jet and … a gold-plated steak. Borussia Dortmund wonder kid Jadon Sancho has drawn the ire of German media for publishing a video on his Instagram showcasing his recent holiday. The 19-year-old capped off his trip to Dubai by dining on a golden steak at Nusr-Et Steakhouse, made famous by Turkish butcher…MORE

Magnus Carlsen breaks record for longest unbeaten run in chess

Magnus Carlsen breaks record for longest unbeaten run in chess

Chess great Magnus Carlsen made history Tuesday as he extended his unbeaten run to 111 successive classical games, breaking the 110-game streak set by Sergei Tiviakov in 2005. Carlsen, the world’s No.1 chess player and, such was his prodigious talent, described as the ‘Mozart of chess’ as a 14-year-old, drew against Jorden van Foreest in…MORE