Hundreds participate in Baghdad’s ‘victory marathon’

Around one thousand runners participated in a two-kilometer race in the center of Baghdad on Monday (April 6), which has been officially designated as Iraq’s Sport Day by the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The race started at 10am local time in Abu Nawas Street, continued alongside the Tigris River and ended in a soccer field on the same street. The weather was kind to the so-called ‘victory marathon’, with sunny conditions throughout. The race […]

Maze relaxes but still wins

World and Olympic Champion skier Tina Maze of Slovenia enjoyed herself on the slopes of Lenzerheide on Sunday (March 29), winning the Red Bull SKiLLS race, a combination of all four classic skiing disciplines. Combining super-G, slalom, downhill and giant slalom, the fun event gives the top skiers a chance to relax but still test their skills. Maze beat Denise Feierabend of Switzerland and Klara Krizova of Czech Republic to take the honors and said […]

Polish cyclist beats his own world record cycling up Taipei 101 Tower

A Polish mountain biker broke his own world record by cycling up 3,139 steps of the Taipei 101 tower on Sunday (March 22). Because the skyscraper did not have enough stairs, Krystian Herba had to first cycle up to the 60th floor, and then takes an elevator to the ground level before going up to the 91st floor to complete his record. It took him two hours and 13 minutes to complete the challenge. “I […]