Monday, July 28, 2014

Young fan falls whilst chasing Kenyans


FALL-MARATHON LONDON, July 27- An excited young fan fell over in front of millions of viewers while trying to run alongside his heroes at the Commonwealth Games women’s marathon race.


The boy was running on the pavement beside the leading Kenyan competitors in the in the streets of Glasgow.


But as the excitable youngster, who was wearing jeans and a green top rather than Lycra running gear has his short lived as he was sent tumbling to the ground.


The Kenyan duo – Flomena Cheyech Daniel and Caroline Kilel – did not notice the embarrassing stumble and continued through the streets of Glasgow.


The race was eventually won by Daniel, with her compatriot taking the silver medal, but there were no celebrations for their young fan, who onlookers said was taken away in tears.


James Frost, 45, who was at the race, said the child’s father had to pick him off the ground.


The IT worker added: “It was kind of funny as it happened; the kid was so excited when he ran with the Kenyans.


“But all of a sudden he was on the ground. I think he just tried to run too fast, his legs seemed to go from underneath him.


The runner’s did not seem to notice the boy’s tumble as his father came along to scoop him off the ground


Finley Stephens, 25, was watching the race on TV and added: ‘It was hilarious, but I can’t imagine how embarrassing it will be for him.


“Millions of people watching on TV, thousands at the race and he just stacked it. We laughed when we saw it, but I think afterwards we all just hope he is ok. Maybe running isn’t the career for him.”


Other viewers took to Twitter to talk about the incident.


Tom Lochrie tweeted: ‘Anyone else watching the marathon and see that kid fall over? I’m in tears.’


While Emma Farquharson added: ‘Anyone else just see that wee boy who was running next to the marathon runners fall hahahaha.’


Gaia Rita posted: ‘So who else saw that little boy fall flat on his face trying to run with the women in the marathon? #CommonwealthGames’.


-By Daily Mail




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Nairobi blogger’s bail reduced to Sh500,000


NAIROBI, Kenya, July 28 – A Nairobi court has now revised cash bail for blogger Seth Odongo alias Dikembe Disembe to Sh500,000 down from the initial Sh2 million. This follows an application by a team of lawyers led by James Orengo who convinced the magistrate that the earlier amount was too high for the blogger. […]

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Kabando brother in court over mother’s killing


NAIROBI, Kenya, July 28 – Police were on Monday granted a week to complete investigations into the killing of the mother to Mukurwe-ini Member of Parliament Kabando wa Kabando. The MP’s younger brother, Caesar Thiari, was arraigned before Mukurwe-ini Senior Principal Magistrate Wendy Kagendo but did not plead to any charge because police asked for […]

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Google triples deal spending to $4.2 Billion in 2014 first half


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Kenya may sell Yen-denominated debt to raise foreign bond offers


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Pacific summit to urge action on climate change


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Lovren joins Liverpool signing marathon


LOVREN-LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL, July 28- Croatian international defender Dejan Lovren has signed a long-term deal with Premier League side Liverpool from Southampton, his new club confirmed on Sunday.


The 25-year-old becomes Brendan Rodgers’ fifth signing of the summer and the third from Southampton, following striker Rickie Lambert and midfielder Adam Lallana.


The deal is reported to be worth an estimated £20 million ($33.9m).


A Liverpool statement read: “Liverpool Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton.


“The 25-year-old Croatian international today put pen to paper on a long-term deal with the Reds after completing his medical.”


Lovren told the club’s website: “It’s a dream come true.


“I’m happy and glad to be here. I’m proud and can’t wait to start. I know we have millions and millions of supporters – Liverpool is more than a club.


“After I played at Anfield last season, I said to myself: ‘One day I hope I’ll be able to play here for Liverpool’. The fans will know from the first minute that I’m a player that will give 100 per cent on the pitch.”


Lovren, who joined Southampton from Lyon for £8.5m last summer, leaves St Mary’s 12 months into a four-year contract.




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