93SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tansley Stearns Tansley is a dynamic force of nature, fiercely crusading on behalf of all credit unions while tirelessly driving forward the brand image and family spirit of Canvas. She joined us … Web: https://www.canvas.org Details A recent MarketPlace.org article attributed credit union growth to lax regulations. Headlined with “As relaxed regulations spur credit union memberships, banks cry foul,” the article touts how credit unions have grown 60% over the last 20 years.Well of course we’ve grown, credit unions are awesome for people and small businesses. That said, unfortunately, we are not exploding across the financial market. In fact, statistics shared from this year’s Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Advocacy Conference (GAC) include the disheartening fact that our market share in the financial industry “hasn’t budged from 7% over the last three decades” and while more Americans are aware of credit unions, “among non-members, 72% don’t necessarily dislike credit unions. They simply don’t consider them as part of their decision process.”As an industry, we need to own our lack of growth. Collectively, we must do a better job of sharing our story and telling human beings why credit unions are a better choice. It has become a cliché to say that we are the “best kept secret.” We must invest in marketing. Just like the CUNA 2019 “Open Your Eyes” campaign touts, it’s time for credit unions to help consumers open their eyes to credit unions. We must tell our story in a way that focuses on the benefits we deliver, the impact we create, and the people we help.It’s a great thing that there is a credit union out there for everyone, no matter where you work or live. As modern and sophisticated financial institutions, we are dedicated to putting our members in control because we are accountable to our members, not shareholders. That accountability means that all of our resources stay focused on helping our members turn their dreams into reality.The good news is that when we do tell our story and consumers use us, they love us because it makes a positive impact. The MarketPlace article relates the wonderful experience of three college students who embraced joining a credit union. Each one referred their next roommate to the benefits of being a member. Again, this is not based on any “looser” laws enabling a nefariously new daisy chain connecting potential members, nor is it a new “phenomenon.” Depending on each credit unions’ charter, the Federal Credit Union Act supports extending membership in a variety of ways, including family and yes that also includes members of the same household. This is how it’s worked for decades.We’re here to help people and when that happens, it’s natural and very positive that those people tell their friends. The MarketPlace article points out that credit unions save their members about $12 billion a year, a point CUNA detailed directly to the U.S. Congress earlier this year. The March 27, 2019, CUNA release states “There are over 115 million credit union members who benefit by $12 billion a year as a result of paying fewer and lower fees, lower loan rates and earning higher rates on deposits. Here are just a few of the ways this plays out for credit union members across the country:Credit unions’ new vehicle loans are 1.78% lower than other financial institutions, according to the December 2018 NCUA’s Credit Union and Bank Rates.Credit union members save about $1,000 in interest paid over a five year loan based on those December 2018 statistics provided by NCUA’s Credit Union and Bank Rates data. This is based on financing a $25,000 new automobile for 60 months at a credit union will save a member an average of $200 per year in interest.Credit union members earn 2.5X more interest on their savings with credit unions versus banks (CUNA, Open Your Eyes Campaign).Don’t all of us desire to create positive impact for hard working people? It’s hard to believe that more consumers saving more money, paying less interest and ultimately creating a path to financial success is anything other than tremendously positive.Credit unions were first formed to ensure that working class Americans could have access to lower cost credit and a safe place to save their money. Credit unions take the money earned, and invest it back into the products and services provided to our members. It’s also what makes us a not-for-profit member-owned cooperative that does not pay corporate taxes, so we can provide those lower loan rates and higher savings rates to the average person.As efforts are made to change regulations for us, it is a subtle reminder that credit unions did not require a financial helping hand or additional oversight more than a decade ago to stay true to our members. And, we don’t require that now.At Canvas, we’re dedicated to helping more people afford life and embrace being a financial by-your-side guide for our members. It’s working. In 2018, Canvas Credit Union helped our members obtain access to more than $2.1 billion in affordable loans. Canvas serves nearly 10,000 local small businesses. Also, in 2018, we awarded $56,000 in scholarships, donated $200,000 to local charities, and supported our staff volunteering 1,372 hours. And, we’re not slowing down.We’re proud credit unions save their members about $12 billion a year as cited by MarketPlace. But we won’t stop there. Let’s help human beings, communities, and small businesses open their eyes to all credit unions’ have to offer.
Saliba turned down a late offer from Tottenham (Picture: Getty)Spurs bettered Arsenal’s offer and were willing to hand Saliba bigger wages to move to the white half of north London.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Saliba stuck to his guns and he’s revealed that Guendouzi played a part in his decision.‘I spoke to Matteo [Guendouzi],’ admitted Saliba to L’Equipe.‘I even bumped into him at a funfair in Paris & that’s where I told him that Arsenal wanted to sign me! He gently advised me to come here & explained what it was like.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalAsked why he joined Arsenal, Saliba insisted it was the club’s history that appealed.‘Well, the history, the badge. Since I was little, I’ve been watching Arsenal play in the Champions League & so on & there are a lot of French players who have come through here,’ said Saliba.‘So that really helped me to make my mind up’MORE: Manchester United identify Lyon striker Moussa Dembele as a target amid Romelu Lukaku speculation Sean KearnsThursday 25 Jul 2019 6:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link435Shares Comment William Saliba signed a long-term deal with Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal new boy William Saliba has admitted Matteo Guendouzi played a persuasive part in his decision to turn down Tottenham for the Gunners.The 18-year-old’s move to the Emirates was confirmed today, shortly after the Gunners announced the capture of Dani Ceballos on loan earlier in the day.Saliba arrives in a deal worth around £27million and he will spend next season back on loan at St Ettiene before moving to the Emirates in 2020.Arsenal’s interest in the defender extends back to 2018 but the Gunners were worried the move would be hijacked by rivals Tottenham, who made a late bid to sign Saliba.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement William Saliba reveals Matteo Guendouzi convinced him to turn down Tottenham for Arsenal Advertisement
Press Association Jose Mourinho is annoyed that private, light-hearted comments about Chelsea’s striking options have been made public, Press Association Sport understands. “The problem with Chelsea is I lack a striker,” he said. “I have Eto’o but he is 32 years old, maybe 35, who knows?” Such comments have made many headlines and are understood to have irritated Mourinho, who did not know the light-hearted exchange was being filmed. Canal Plus captured the footage as they were waiting to conduct a one-on-one interview with the Chelsea boss, who was also filmed addressing the possibility of signing reported long-time target Radamel Falcao from Monaco. “I need a striker, Falcao needs a club,” Mourinho is reported to have said. “A player like him cannot play in front of 3,000 people. Monaco is a club to end (your career with).” The furore surround the leaked footage is hardly the ideal preparation for Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash at Galatasaray, ahead of which Mourinho will speak to the media in a pre-match press conference on Tuesday afternoon. The Blues take on Roberto Mancini’s side on Wednesday in Istanbul, where Chelsea will face the man who scored the European Cup-winning penalty in 2012, Didier Drogba. The Blues manager was filmed by French television station Canal Plus in conversation with a Swiss businessman at a recent sponsor’s event. The recording, aired on Monday, shows Mourinho commenting on the Blues’ lack of depth up front and questioning the age of Cameroon forward Samuel Eto’o.
“This world of football has given us another chance and it’s time to take it because we have left it so many times, it would be a shame if we don’t do it now. “If you believe in yourself, depending on where you play and against whom, you will always have another chance. Football always gives you a chance. “The problem is that there are only a few games left, so let’s hope we don’t need to wait for another one. We don’t want not to win this game and then need to go to Manchester United to win to give us another chance against West Brom. “I want to take one of them because we have lost a few.” Time and opportunities are indeed running out for the Black Cats, who travel to managerless United in their final away game next Saturday before two crucial home games against West Brom and Swansea inside the final week of the season. Poyet set a target of four victories for survival several weeks ago, and that remains achievable, although they have managed only seven in the league all season and just one in their last 11 on Wearside since November 10. He said: “I always said that we needed over 36 points, and I have not changed my mind on that. If after you need less, we are lucky. “But the idea is to go and win those four games that we said before. We have got a win and a draw so if we win another three, it’s over. “I know it’s going to be difficult, three from four. People will say, ‘Why are you going to win three from four now?’. “But why are you going to win at Stamford Bridge against Mourinho? Why are you going to draw at Manchester City?”. Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has challenged his players to complete the miracle they started by winning against the odds at Chelsea. Press Association Last Saturday’s shock 2-1 triumph at Stamford Bridge, which came just four days after they battled their way to within two minutes of a similar result at Manchester City, gave the Black Cats a fighting chance of dragging themselves out of the relegation mire in which they have spent much of the season to date. Poyet’s men looked to have lost all hope of salvation after successive defeats by Norwich, Liverpool, West Ham, Tottenham and Everton left them seven points adrift of safety and with one foot back in the Football League. However, they head into a weekend which sees fellow-strugglers Cardiff travel to the Stadium of Light just three points worse off than the 17th-placed Canaries and believing once again following their heroics against two of the title contenders. Asked if the belief of his players has grown in the last week or so, Poyet said: “It’s been a good week, yes, it’s true. “They are human beings, normal people who were very down because of the situation, and then in four days, everything changed. “Now the idea is, with all respect, we have done something very special, but let’s say half of the miracle. The other half, we still need to make.” Poyet is confident his team are finally carrying the kind of momentum which propelled them to the Capital One Cup final and the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. However, it has too often deserted them in the league and the 46-year-old Uruguayan is conscious they will not be presented with too many more chances to redeem themselves. Sunderland have threatened to dig themselves out of trouble on several occasions, most notably after a 3-0 derby victory at Newcastle on February 1 which lifted them out of the relegation zone, only to slip back into the bottom three. Poyet said: “After the derby, it was better because we were out of the bottom three, but we have been in this position many, many times and somehow, we didn’t take advantage.
DeAndre Jordan’s value to the Clippers has always been a mixture of the sublime and the ridiculous. His towering presence in the paint opened things up for his teammates, an easy-to-miss aspect of their high-energy offense, and his brute strength wreaked havoc on opposing defenses.It’s been a lethal combination in good times and bad, but mostly good.Jordan was at his impactful best during the Clippers’ 23-point rout Friday of the New York Knicks, when he came within one point of his ninth career 20-point and 20-rebound game. He made 9 of 11 shots en route to 19 points and grabbed 20 rebounds, including six on the offensive end.His offensive aggression helped to open the perimeter for his teammates, including Lou Williams, who scored 21 points on 6-for-16 shooting, and Austin Rivers, who scored 19 on 7-for-13 shooting. He only played 28 minutes, 22 seconds, sitting out the fourth quarter with the game in hand. The Clippers will need all the 10-year veteran can deliver down the stretch, if the hope to rally for a playoff berth in the chaotic Western Conference. As of Saturday morning, they were in ninth place and a half-game out of eighth and 2 1 /2 games out of third.Crazy, right?Almost as crazy as the thought of Jordan playing elsewhere next season. Jordan, the Clippers’ all-time leader in games played for the franchise, can opt out of the final year and $24 million of his contract at season’s end and sign with another NBA team when the free-agent window opens in July.However, Jordan said recently that there are at least 21 regular-season games to be played before a decision can be made about his future. After all, it’s possible he and the Clippers agree to an extension that they could not before 2017-18 begins.As he said in an interview with Michael Lee of Yahoo Sports, “I’m here and that’s what I’m focused on. I’m excited. Like I told somebody the other day, I hope I can play another 10 years here. That’s what I’m focused on now.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Clippers did attempt to trade him at the Feb. 8 deadline, but were unsuccessful in completing a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to numerous reports. They did trade Chris Paul last summer and Blake Griffin in January, leaving Jordan as the sole survivor of Lob City.The departures of Paul and Griffin, and especially Griffin’s five-season, $173-million contract, could make it easier for the Clippers to re-sign Jordan. Any team would covet Jordan’s skills, including his improved free-throw percentage, none more than the Clippers.Plus, the tension that was present while Jordan played with Paul and Griffin and created the greatest period of success in Clippers history has vanished. What’s left is a stubborn, hard-nosed team on the court with a sense of playfulness off it. The current team leaves its fighting on the floor.In many ways, Jordan has emerged as the Clippers’ leader. He bantered loudly in the locker room with his teammates after Friday’s victory, making fun of their postgame attire. They fired back, with Austin Rivers critiquing his multi-colored shirt.Jordan also claimed to reporters that newly-acquired center Boban Marjanovic made an impassioned halftime speech about increasing their defensive pressure, which led to a decisive run in the third quarter against the Knicks. Marjanovic laughed when the reporters approached him.“Me? No,” said Marjanovic, an outgoing 7-foot-3 Serb who has become a fan and locker room favorite since the Clippers acquired him in the Griffin trade Jan. 29 with the Detroit Pistons.“My name has been mentioned (in trades) for the past few years,” Jordan told Yahoo. “So, I’m not tripping on that. I really don’t give a (expletive) at this point. I’m just playing, man, staying locked into the game, playing as hard as I can for this organization because I love this team, and I love where we’re at and the group of guys that I’m playing with, so that’s what makes me happy.”
LOS ANGELES — This has happened before.In fact, it has happened three consecutive seasons now. Clayton Kershaw has been lost to injury – and the Dodgers have played better than they were before his injury.Counting his two stints on the DL with back injuries in 2016 and 2017 and the first 24 games of his absence due to biceps tendinitis this season, the Dodgers have gone 74-45 while Kershaw was on the DL. That is an inexplicably better winning percentage (.622) than they have with Kershaw on the active roster in those three seasons (.584).“I guess they don’t need me,” Kershaw joked when asked about the record. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “No, it’s just a compliment to this team that we have guys who can fill voids. You see that all over the place when guys have been out. We always have a lot of guys on the DL every year it seems like. Part of the culture around here is just a ‘next-man-up’ mentality.”Through Tuesday, the next men up had made 25 starts since Kershaw’s last appearance. In that time, the Dodgers starters posted a 3.09 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP and 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings.“That’s certainly not my sentiment,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Kershaw’s “They don’t need me” line.“I think it’s just coincidence. Guys have stepped up when he’s been down. But there’s no question that we’re better when he’s there and we’re excited for him to make his start on Thursday.”That anticipation for Kershaw’s return no doubt ramped up when Kenta Maeda left his start Tuesday in the second inning with a hip injury. The Dodgers have needed more than one next man to step up. Rich Hill and Hyun-Jin Ryu joined Kershaw on the DL this month.In their absence, Walker Buehler and Ross Stripling have stepped to the forefront. In their nine starts this month, those two have combined for a 1.87 ERA with 68 strikeouts in 53 innings and a .198 average against. Kershaw has noticed.“They’ve been pitching unbelievable,” he said over the weekend. “I think they’re way beyond filling the void. I think they’re here to stay for awhile. Strip (Friday against the San Diego Padres), not only did he pitch well, but that’s really, really good stuff. That’s like top-of-the-line starter stuff that he was featuring last night. Walker’s the same way.“It’s fun. Hopefully, these guys keep pitching like that – we’re going to be in a good spot.”The key for this to continue is “execution” of pitches, Roberts said.“You look at Ross Stripling and the boost he’s given us and how he’s executed his pitches,” Roberts said. “Walker’s done the same thing, obviously with plus-plus stuff but he’s executed. He really has. And I think Kenta, his past two starts, he’s executed as much as he has all year.“You look at those guys and Woody (Alex Wood) has been kind of fighting some things but outside of that last one has done a really nice job for us. I think it’s more execution and they’ve fed off each other’s starts.”ALSORight-hander Brock Stewart was returned to Triple-A Oklahoma City after going four innings in a start Monday. With Kershaw coming off the DL, Stewart won’t be needed in the rotation again. In his place, the Dodgers recalled utilityman Breyvic Valer from OKC.Acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals at the start of the season, Valera has hit .317 with six home runs and 21 RBIs in 36 games for OKC but is 0 for 4 during three previous promotions to the Dodgers. He is likely to be headed back to OKC on Thursday when Kershaw is activated from the DL.Closer Kenley Jansen took a tumble on the outfield warning track while doing his conditioning run Tuesday afternoon. Jansen tripped on a hole in the warning track and came away with a scrape on his knee but said he was fine to pitch Tuesday night.The photographer who was injured during Monday’s game, Mark Hammond of Black News Service, received 40 stitches in his forehead and was using crutches to get around Tuesday. Hammond was injured when he fell in the photo well while trying to avoid a foul ball. The game was briefly stopped while he received treatment.UP NEXTPhillies (RHP Zach Eflin, 1-1, 3.27 ERA) at Dodgers (RHP Ross Stripling, 2-1, 1.74 ERA), Wednesday, 7:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available)
In the match of the 1st round of BiH Champions League, girls of basketball club ”Jedinstvo BHT” Tuzla defeated ”Čelik” from Zenica with 79:66.Players from Tuzla dominated the match from the first minute.The most efficient players for Jedinstvo were Azra Bećirović with 25 points and Zdenka Kovačević with 21 point.The most efficient players for Čelik were Aleksandra Vujović and Nataša Mikić with 20 points each.Jedinstvo BHT: Brčaninović, Bešić 5, M. Rahmanović 12, Galušić, Jusupović, Bećirović 25, Ikanović 2, Ahmetbegović, Kovačević 21, Alagić, I. Rahmanović 14, Brčina. Coach: Azur Sakić.Čelik: D. Ilić 3, Čivić, Vujović 20, Novi 7, Kalušić, Jerković 8, Janković 6, Mikić 20, Popović 2, S. Ilić. Coach: Nikolina Grabovac.
Monaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP | Monaco insisted on Wednesday that no deal with Real Madrid has been reached for teenage French international striker Kylian Mbappe.Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev also said in a press conference the principality club were in discussions with Mbappe over a new contract extension.The 18-year-old has been the subject of intense transfer speculation linking him to a world-record 180-million-euro ($210m, £160m) move, with Spanish sports daily Marca reporting on Tuesday that a fee had been agreed between Real and the French Ligue 1 champions.“I have read a lot of things in the press,” said Vasilyev.“So far we have not signed any agreements with Real or any other club. All big clubs want him, he’s the great hope of European football.“We are in discussions over a contract extension with Kylian and we hope to reach an agreement.”When pushed further on whether Mbappe, whose current contract runs until 2019, would leave or sign a new deal, the Russian said: “No, he should not go.“Why should he do it? He is a player that everyone will want, even if he has a year left, everyone will be on him.”Mbappe burst onto the scene last season as he helped Leonardo Jardim’s side claim their first French league title since 2000 and reach the Champions League semi-finals.The pacy forward scored 15 Ligue 1 goals and six in as many starts in Europe, all of which came in the Champions League knock-out stages.Having been linked with possible moves to a host of top clubs, Real had appeared to be on the brink of getting their man.But Vasilyev insisted that Mbappe needed to be given time to make a decision of that magnitude at such a young age.“There is too much media pressure around him,” he added. “It’s not easy for him, but he handles it well… We want to take the time to chat quietly with the player and his family.“You have to give him time, do not rush things too fast.”Mbappe has been wooed so hard by some of Europe’s top clubs that Monaco raised the red card and warned the circling predators that they could be reported to FIFA, world football’s governing body.“Top European football clubs made contact with Kylian Mbappe and his entourage without our authorisation,” Monaco said on their website on Tuesday.Mbappe is one of two players who is reported to be close to a world-record breaking move, with Monaco’s Ligue 1 rivals Paris Saint-Germain hoping to seal a 220-million-euro capture of Brazilian star Neymar from Barcelona.“I think it would be a good thing if Neymar played in Ligue 1, it would be great for France,” Vasilyev said.Portuguese coach Jardim has already lost several key players that helped his young side to their amazing successes last season.Portuguese attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva left for Manchester City, before being followed to the Etihad Stadium by full-back Benjamin Mendy, as he became the most expensive defender of all-time for £52 million.Defensive midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko also moved to the Premier League to join champions Chelsea, while forward Valere Germain was snapped up by Marseille.At the press conference Monaco unveiled their own new close-season recruits though, including former Switzerland goalkeeper Diego Benaglio and Belgian international midfielder Youri Tielemans.And Vasilyev insisted that the club would continue to look to youth to provide success.“We will not change our goals,” he said.“We are talking about progression and moving forwards, but always in the economic interest of the club, I hope we can do that.”Share on: WhatsApp
10 km (road)26:44Leonard Patrick Komon KEN26 Sep 2010SingelloopUtrecht 100 m9.58Usain Bolt JAM16 Aug 2009World ChampionshipsBerlin 20 km (road)55:21Zersenay Tadese ERI21 Mar 2010Lisbon Half MarathonLisbon Mile3:43.13Hicham El Guerrouj MAR7 Jul 1999Golden GalaRome 58:18Abraham Kiptum KEN28 Oct 2018Valencia Half MarathonValencia 200 m19.19Usain Bolt JAM20 Aug 2009World ChampionshipsBerlin 800 m1:40.91David Rudisha KEN9 Aug 2012Olympic GamesLondon 20,000 m (track)56:25.98Haile Gebrselassie ETH27 Jun 2007Golden Spike OstravaOstrava 400 m43.03Wayde van Niekerk RSA14 Aug 2016Olympic GamesRio de Janeiro Cheptegei set a 15km road run world record. PHOTO @NNRunningTeamCheptegei pockets Ug sh213 million for world recordKampala, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG | Joshua Cheptegei became only the second Ugandan athlete after legend John Akii-Bua to set a world best time, with his stunning run Sunday at the 15km NN Zevenheuvelenloop (Seven Hills Race) in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.The 22-year-old Ugandan World Championships 10,000m silver medalist continued his rise in long distance athletics by running the world’s fastest 15k in 41.05 minutes, taking 8 seconds off the previous mark set in 2010.It is his fourth win in the event, and this time pocketed a bonus 50,000 Euros (Sh213 million) prize for the record. The Nijmegen race is a favourite for Cheptegei, who as a nineteen, twenty and 21-year-old, won the 32nd, 33rd and 34 editions before in 42.39, 42.12 and 41.13.The Seven Hills Race Zevenheuvelenloop is considered the fastest course in the world, and the best time held before Sunday was by Leonard Komon of Kenya who ran a time of 41:13 in 2010.In the foot-steps of Akii BuaCheptegei’s feat Sunday puts him in the league of world beaters, first achieved by Uganda’s most famous athlete, hurdler John Akii-Bua in 1972. Interestingly, like Akii-Bua, Cheptegei runs for Police.Akii-Bua’s feat will live in memory. Not only did he brake the world record, he also became the first ever to run under 48 seconds in what is considered a highly technical discipline, the 400m hurdles.He clocked 47.82 in that Munich Olympics final in Germany to take a phenomenal 0.3 seconds off the record set by the then greatest hurdler David Hemery four years earlier. More remarkable, was he run that final from the inside lane – considered the least favorite position in the one lap race.After finishing fourth in the 1970 Commonwealth Games and running the fastest time of 1971, he was still not a big favourite for that 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, having limited competitive experience.He missed the 1976 Olympics and a showdown with United States rival Edwin Moses because of the boycott by Uganda and other African nations. Edwin Moses went on to set a new world record in 1976 and to reign until Kevin Young became the first man to run under 47 seconds in 1992. Akii Bua died an unhappy man in 1997, a lesson for many of today’s Ugandan athletes who have now invested heavily in their future, and life after sports.Akii-Bua was one of the geniuses among athletes, according to his British coach Malcom ArnoldHow Cheptegei won the NN Seven Hills Race Cheptegei took the lead in the beginning of the race and he saw his pacers drop off early so he had to run the second part of the race alone. Cheptegei managed to hold his pace and continued to race towards the finish line. After having won:“After 10km I was above the schedule of the world record so I decided to accelerate at 12km. The last kilometer was hard but I really enjoyed. I am very proud of my achievement and want to thank the organization and my team,”Cheptegei said shortly after crossing the finish line.Cheptegei is a member of the NN Running team, that has world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge and Uganda’s only other Olympic Gold medalist Stephen Kiprotich, in their ranks.According to an NN statement after the race, they said they started tracking Cheptegei when he became World Junior Champion in Eugene, Oregon in 2014 ( gold in 10,000m, 4th in the 5,000m).In 2015, Joshua won the 10,000m at the African Championships, and was 9th in Beijing World Champs 10,000m. In 2016, Joshua was 6th in the 10,000m and 8th in the 5,000m in Rio Olympics.In 2017, the young Ugandan athlete took silver battling Mo Farah in the London 10,000m, in what many believe was the finest 10,000m race in decades. Joshua started 2018 with brilliant wins over 10,000m and 5,000m at the Commonwealth Games.On the roads this season, Cheptegai ran 45:15 for 10 miles in Amsterdam Dam to Damloop on 23 September. He followed that up with 27:16 on October 23 at the Durban 10k in South Africa. His WR today is a fitting end to his 2018 season.On the women’s side in the Netherlands success, it was double success for Uganda as Stella Chesang, the Commonwealth Champion on the 10,000m won the race in a fast time of 47:19.Selected word records 1500 m3:26.00Hicham El Guerrouj MAR14 Jul 1998Golden GalaRome 10,000 m (track)26:17.53Kenenisa Bekele ETH26 Aug 2005Memorial Van DammeBrussels 1000 m2:11.96Noah Ngeny KEN5 Sep 1999Rieti MeetingRieti 2000 m4:44.79Hicham El Guerrouj MAR7 Sep 1999ISTAFBerlin 15 km (road)41:05Joshua Cheptegei UGA18 Nov 2018ZevenheuvelenloopNijmegen 3000 m7:20.67Daniel Komen KEN1 Sep 1996Rieti MeetingRieti Half marathon58:23Zersenay Tadese ERI21 Mar 2010Lisbon Half MarathonLisbon EventPerf.Athlete(s)Nat.DateMeetingLocation 5000 m12:37.35Kenenisa Bekele ETH31 May 2004Fanny Blankers-Koen GamesHengelo Share on: WhatsApp
“The course was challenging with 2000 of climbing over the 13 kilometer loop, but everyone seamed to love it,” said race organizer Randy Richmond.”It was great to see some high school kids kicking but out there too, especially Linnea Sharelove who is only 14 years old.”The race is sponsored by Nelson’s Trail Running Series.Proceeds from the race go directly to improvements of the Nelson running trails.Next race is slated for later this month in Kaslo. The race is dubbed the Kaslo Suffer Fest.Race Results: Scott Jolly 1:23:58 Cail Spencer 1:26:56 Levi Smith 1:27:34 Jon Fancis 1:28:30 Sandy Boyd 1:29:45 Sasha Kabalis 1:30:19 Leanne Douglas 1:30:40 349 ? 1:31:04 Scott Spencer 1:34:17 Jaime Frederick 1:34:44 Richard Klein 1:41:35 Nicola Everton 1:41:35 Greg Smith 1:46:00 Chris Stoich 1:46:20 Andy Daley 1:50:53 Graeme Marshall 1:50:53 Laurie Holton 1:52:51 Yogita Bouchard 1:53:00 Linnea Sharelove 2:05:22 Scott Jolly edged Cail Spencer by more than two minutes to capture the Fall Svoboda Trail Running Race Saturday.Jolly breezed over the 13 kilometer loop in a time of one hour, 23 minutes and 58 seconds.Spencer was next followed by Levi Smith in a time of 1:27.34.