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At the moment he's showing that he's good enough

Postby chitianshi520 on Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:48 pm

DUBAI wholelsale hydro flask water bottle , Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopian elite runner Tesfaye Abera won the 12th Standard Chartered Marathon in 2:04:24 here on Friday nine seconds ahead of his compatriot Berhanu Hayle, Lemi, while Tirfi Tsegaye (also Ethiopia) crossed the finishing line at kilometer 42.195 a time of 2:19:41 winning the women's challenge.

Amid a clear sky and sunny weather in the Gulf Arab emirate wholelsale hydro flask , Ethiopian elite runner Tsegaye Mekonnen was third in the men's group, scoring a time at 2:04:46. The runner up in the women's pack was Amane Beriso in 2:20:48, while Meselech Melkamu took home bronze in 02:22:29 (all from Ethiopia).

Both Abera and Tsegaye achieved new personal best times as Abera finished the Mumbai Marathon in January 2015 at a time well above 2:09. Tsegaye's personal best time was so far 2:20:18 which the 31-year old clocked in the women's Berlin Marathon in 2014.

However , both winners failed to set a new course record which stands at 2 hours 4 minutes and 23 seconds for the men's challenge and at 2:19:31 for the ladies (both records were achieved in 2012).

Berhanu appeared to win the race as he led in the last 10 kilometers. But the 2015 Dubai Marathon winner eventually lost the pole position after kilometer 39 in a dramatic final spurt.

The first 10 kilometers from Dubai's iconic seven-star hotel Burj Al Arab hotel down beyond the Jumeirah Beach Hotel saw a tug-of-war between Ethiopian and Kenyan elite runners, with Amos Kipruto from Kenya leading the pack for a few kilometers.

Like in previous years, tens of thousands of sports aficionados wholelsale hydro flask blue , especially from East Africa, joined the track to support their idols, painting Dubai Jumeirah Roads along the ruler-straight and pancake-flat Dubai coastline in a sea of colorful Ethiopian and Kenyan flags wholelsale hydro flask yellow , albeit the race started at 6:30am on Friday morning which marks the start of the Islamic weekend.

Both winners took home 200,000 dollars prize money.

"Dubai has done a fantastic job in recent years to expand its Marathon and we are happy to see that it became a truly global event, motivating young people to stay fit and to participate wholelsale hydro flask black ," Lord Coe, the President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) told Xinhua on the sidelines of the run.

The winner of Olympic Gold in 1,500 meters in 1980 and 1984 also called for a clean sports with clean athletes to sustain the high reputation of professional sports.

This year's Dubai Marathon was commented live by former Marathon runner Paula Radcliffe who is the incumbent women's world record holder. Englishwoman Radcliffe's finishing time of 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds at the London Marathon on 2003 has never been outperformed since then.

The men's world record stands at 2 hours 2 minutes and 57 seconds which was recorded by Kenyan runner Dennis Kipruto Kimetto in the Berlin Marathon 2014.

The entire running event consisting of the Dubai Marathon run wholelsale hydro flask 40 oz , the 10 kilometer's run and the 4 kilometer fun run gathered over 30,000 professional and hobby participants.


By Oliver Trust

BERLIN, April 12 (Xinhua) -- It might be unfair to talk about anything close to a crisis when it comes to Bayern Munich who are seven points ahead in the German Bundesliga, having reached the semifinal in the German Cup and won the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal against Benfica (1-0).

But in advance of the second leg against Benfica this Wednesday evening, Bayern Munich face widespread discussion if they are either not overwhelmingly efficient (and in a crisis) or just clever?

Looking at the last games, the big ease seems to have disappeared in their performances. Many of their last games ""only"" ended in narrow 1-0 victories. Striker Robert Lewandowski has for instance not scored in last three games. Is that a crisis? After all: The Polish forward has scored eight goals in nine Champions League games (36 in total plus seven assists in 42 games). Fact is: Bayern's games look more like hard work at the moment and seem to lack what football festivals usually provide.

On top, millions of fans are debating the question: Can the record of coach Pep Guardiola' s three-year tenure be called successful if he does not manage to win the most important European club competition at least once?

So even in Bayern's squad on the ""road to Milan (the venue of the final on May 28)"" controversial discussions are taking place. ""When good teams win their games narrowly, you normally say they are clever,"" says Bayern striker Thomas Mueller. He demands determination from his teammates.

At the same time captain Philipp Lahm is talking about ""certain problems in our game"" as he points out, ""that we have lately not managed to dominate our opponents with enough power"". Lahm himself comes to the conclusion, ""that we lacked mental freshness"". As Lahm puts it, ""we have to be more efficient. When in possession, we were not precise enough and made some wrong decisions.""

In several games, Bayern could not manage to create many chances and fans saw too many long balls. ""It's a fact as well that we are complaining on a high level,"" says Lahm. ""We are solid in the back and we're winning games."" With the passing not precise enough, Guardiola also complains about too many lost ""second balls"", meaning, Bayern can't create enough pressure. Instead they have to set up the next attack too far down the pitch. And that costs time and effort.

So Bayern itself seems to be in the middle of a discussion about some kind of ""in between atmosphere"", meaning, between what you call cleverness and the expectation of being perfect. Looking at the game in Lisbon, another record of Pep Guardiola comes to the fans' minds. The 45-year-old Spaniard has won only four of his 19 away games in the Champions League. But in Lisbon a draw or a defeat, if Bayern should score an away goal in a 2-1 defeat, w. Cheap Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Hats Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Online Cheap Shirts Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Hockey Hoodie
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