WAC 2015: Eritrea’s Ghebreselassie wins competition’s first gold in marathon

first_imgTeenager Ghirmay Ghebreselassie claimed the first title of the Beijing world championships for Eritrea on Saturday, easing clear of his rivals over the final six kilometres to win the men’s marathon.The 19-year-old grabbed his nation’s flag as he entered the Bird’s Nest stadium and crossed the line in two hours, 12 minutes and 27 seconds to give Eritrea its first world championships gold medal.Ethiopian Yemane Tsegay, who led briefly before Ghebreselassie’s final surge, crossed the line 40 seconds behind the Eritrean while Uganda’s Solomon Mutai claimed bronze in 2.13.29.Eritrea’s only previous world championship medal was a silver for Zersenay Tadesse in the 10,000m in 2009.Above: Winner Ghirmay Ghebreslassie of Eritrea (C), second placed Yemane Tsegay of Ethiopia (L) and third placed Munyo Solomon Mutai of Uganda celebrate with their national flags after crossing the finish line in the men’s marathon. –Follow the Games through Joy Sports’ coverage on Facebook and Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Clark Allen Harris, 56, Wellington: August 16, 1956 – May 2, 2012

first_imgClark Allen Harris, 56, died Thursday, May 2, 2013 at his home in Wellington.  He was a lifelong resident of Wellington and a carpenter.Clark was born on August 16, 1956 in Wellington to Charles R. Harris and Louise E. (Slack) Harris.He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise; sisters, Debbie Pilens and Barbara Ann Harris; and brother, David Wayne Harris.Survivors include his wife, Joyce Harris of Wellington; son, Jeremy Harris and his wife Mandi of Oxford, KS; daughters, Heather Kimball of Wellington, Holly Vargas and her husband Lonnie of Wellington, and Stephanie Warnock and her husband Wes of Wellington; step-children, Tiffany Hayes and her husband Rick of Oxford, KS, Krista Gregson and her husband Joel of Columbia, MO, and Phillip Fellers of Wellington; father, Charles Harris of Wellington; sister, Vickie Mertes and her husband Bill of Wellington; uncle and best friend, Bill Harris of Wellington; 22 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.A Memorial Service will be held at the First Free Will Baptist Church on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 10:30 A.M.  Pastor Zane Brooks will officiate.The family will greet friends at the First Free Will Baptist Church on Monday, May 6, 2013, from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.A memorial has been established in his name with the American Cancer Society.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

CELEBRATIONS IN THE ROSSES AS NAOMH MUIRE LAND INTERMEDIATE TITLE

first_imgTHERE are celebrations in the Rosses tonight after Naomh Muire won today’s Intermediate Championship title in a fine final win over St Naul’s at O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny.In the end the Annagry men had six points to spare, winning on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-07.The Yank Boyles did most of the damage, Shaun scoring the early first half goal, leaving his marker and firing past Lee McBrearty. When Harry Harden had a chance of a second goal, his effort was blocked by an illegal foot challenge, but Paul Yank Boyle had his penalty saved.It was a let off for St Naul’s who went in at half-time trailing 1-06 to 0-05.Shaun and Paul both pointed at the start of the second half and it was all Naomh Muire after that.St Naul’s James Flynn bagged a goal in the dying seconds but it was merely a consolation. St Naul’s can look forward to Division 2 football next year and there is little doubt that Naomh Muire deserved today’s championship. CELEBRATIONS IN THE ROSSES AS NAOMH MUIRE LAND INTERMEDIATE TITLE was last modified: October 13th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more