Greek Sweep in Athens Marathon

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares ATHENS – For a change, a Greek won his country’s marathon as Christoforos Merousis finished first on Nov. 8 with a time of 2:21:22 as Japan’s Minori Hayakari won the women’s race in 2:52.06.Merousis had finished high in previous Athens Marathon races and is the national champion. To make it an even better day, another Greek, Dimitris Theodorakakos, was second at 2:27:03 and Dimosthenis Evangelidis third 25 second later for a Greek sweep.Hayakari, 43, beat Greek champion Ourania Rempouli, who finished second in 2:54.32 and Magda Gazea in third with 2:55.35.In the 10k race Costas Gelaouzos won for the second year in a row, with Christos Boudoulis second, while Anastasia Karakatsani won the women’s category for a fourth consecutive year, ahead of the Czech Republic’s Moira Stevartova.The results were dampened, however, by a weak field as budget cuts meant that the Greek sports federation SEGAS couldn’t afford to invite top runners but the event still drew more than 43,000 runners, an all-time record for the Athens Marathon.last_img read more

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ERNST & GRASSLEY WANT BETTER ARMY CORPS RIVER MANAGEMENT

first_imgA U-S Senate hearing today (Wednesday) in Glenwood focused on the U-S Army Corps of Engineers management of the Missouri River following the massive flooding along the river.The river management has been criticized by residents who say the Corps is more focused on recreation than protecting them.A Corps spokesman pushed back, saying they were focused on flood control — but Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley was not convinced.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/GLENWOOD1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………my constituents. :13Grassley says flood control “needs to be the Corps’ number one priority, period!”Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/GLENWOOD2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………do that first” :19Senator Joni Ernst called for the hearing by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.Ernst says they also need to look at the way flood relief funding is handled.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/GLENWOOD3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..dollar value property” :24Ernst says continued flooding on the Missouri is unacceptable and needs to be fixed.One suggestion is to eliminate fish and wildlife as a Corps priority in managing the river.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/GLENWOOD4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………higher priority” :13Major Scott Spellmon of the Corps said during the hearing that flood control is their top priority “during periods of significant runoff”.He says nothing could have prevented this spring’s flooding because of the overwhelming amount of water that came down the river from the so-called “bomb cyclone” in mid-March.last_img read more

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Santi Cazorla leaves Arsenal

first_imgTransfers Santi Cazorla leaves Arsenal after six years Goal Last updated 1 year ago 02:23 5/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Bosman 2017 Santi Cazorla Getty Images Transfers Arsenal Premier League The Spain midfielder has endured an injury nightmare over the last two seasons, and will now seek a new club after coming to the end of his deal Santi Cazorla has parted ways with Arsenal after coming to the end of his contract, the club confirmed on Monday. Cazorla joined the Gunners in 2012 and became a key part of the side that lifted back to back FA Cups in 2013-14 and 2014-15. The last two seasons, however, have seen the Spain midfielder largely inactive due to serious complications following an Achilles injury that at one point could have led to his leg being amputated. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Now Arsenal have confirmed that the 33-year-old will be a free agent over the summer, with links to Villarreal having already emerged. “Santi Cazorla is leaving the club after coming to the end of his contract,” the club revealed on their official website.”Santi joined us from Malaga in the summer of 2012, during which time he established himself as an integral part of the team and proved to be one of the most technically-gifted players in the Premier League. “Making 180 appearances for us in six years, Santi scored 29 goals in all competitions, helping the team win two Emirates FA Cups and two FA Community Shields. “His importance to us was emphasised with his sublime free-kick in the 2014 Emirates FA Cup final, which sparked our unforgettable comeback to win the trophy.”Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis added: “Santi is always one of my favourite players to watch. His natural ability with both feet, his speed of thought and movement were central to our best performances in recent years.”He plays with a joy and freedom which is very rare. We wish him well for the future and thank him for his important contribution to our club.”last_img read more

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