LONDON Yevhen Konoplyanka Jersey , Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- A student from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire has mixed his love of music and athletics to break a Guinness World Record by running the fastest marathon dressed as a musical instrument.
Wearing a custom-made viola costume, Alistair Rutherford, 21, ran the Birmingham International Marathon Sunday with a time of three hours, 20 minutes and 33 seconds. He beat the previous record by 53 minutes and 45 seconds.
Created by Merseyside-based designer Brian D Hanlon, Rutherford's outfit was made from lightweight foam and comes complete with a striking headpiece that mimics the shape of the viola's neck and pegbox.
Rutherford, from Liverpool Vitolo Jersey , said: "Running the Birmingham International Marathon wasn't easy, particularly in my costume. I am planning on resting 'the Running Viola' for the moment, unless someone breaks my records."
Rutherford's musical race is expected to raise thousands of pounds for a project to promote music among deprived students aged eight and 17 in South Africa.
SARDINIA, Italy, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese city Sunday won the bid here to host Gymnasiade 2020, an international multisport event for teens organized by the International School Sport Federation (ISF).
Jinjiang in southeastern China's Fujian Province, a melting pot of migrant workers Vicente Iborra Jersey , won the race to host Gymnasiade 2020 in a secret ballot of ISF executive committee members, becoming the second Chinese city to host the popular event after its 11th edition in Shanghai in 1998.
In a letter to ISF President Laurent Petrynka, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong acknowledged ISF's "tremendous and consistent efforts in promoting sports exchanges among the (world's) young people, helping them build their sportsmanship and foster health development."
The letter was read out at the voting conference by the Chinese Ambassador to Italy, Li Ruiyu.
It said the Chinese government, valuing the development of sports and the health of the youth, stands behind Jinjiang's bid to host the 2020 edition Timothee Kolodziejczak Jersey , which is "ardently expected" by 260 million young students in China.
The vice premier said the government will support and guarantee Fujian's commitment to provide security, accommodation and other logistics for the event.
Liu said Jinjiang has the capability to organize an exceptional and dynamic Gymnasiade, so as to promote the friendship of young students of all countries and make contributions to inter-cultural exchanges and mutual learning.
The Gymnasiade, an event meant for under-19s, is held every two years. Its first edition was hosted by Germany in 1974.
MOSCOW, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Jamaica's Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce took the third gold at the 2013 IAAF World Championships as they claimed the titles of men's and women's 4x100m relay respectively here Sunday.
The men's 4x100m relay was the last event at the Moscow worlds. With the world record holder Bolt, Jamaica easily won the gold in 37.36 seconds Steven N'Zonzi Jersey , breaking the world leading this year. Counting on this medal, Bolt has already won 8 World Championships golds, which helped him to equal world golds record held by US track star Carl Lewis.
"Everything went well here," said Bolt, adding that it feels good to win, it's what he trained for. "I'm proud of myself and I' ll continue to work to dominate for as long as possible."
Jamaica's traditional rival, the United States claimed silver in 37.56 sec. The sprinters from Britain Sergio Rico Jersey , who were initially credited with bronze, were being disqualified for going past the changeover area during a baton hand-over. Canada were installed as bronze medalists in 37.92 sec.
Fraser-Pryce also made her history, becoming the first woman to win the treble of 100m, 200m and relay golds at World Championships. With partners Carrie Russell, Kerron Stewart, Schillonie Calvert, Jamaica set a championship record of 41.29 sec.
Defending champions the United States made a serious mistake during the second hand-over Sergio Escudero Jersey , only ended with silver. The bronze went to Britain, who had finished in 42.87.
In the women's javelin throw, Russia's Maria Abakumova was the competitive favorite and the crowd favorite for the event. However, in the end she had to settle for bronze like her husband Dmitri Tarabin.
"My result today isn't that good, I am lucky to get a bronze with that throw," Abakumova said. When being asked about Russian President Vladimir Putin's wish, she said it was a very pleasant surprise. "For a moment I even thought that it was a prank."
Christina Obergfoll from Germany won a gold medal with 69.05m and Australia's Kimberly Mickle Sebastian Cristoforo Jersey , who capitalized on Abakumova's lack of form with a 66.60m PB, good enough to earn her silver.
In the women's 800m, defending champion Marya Savinova, who is the crowd favorite had only just started on her frantic, and ultimately unsuccessful, sprint to catch Eunice Sum from Kenya. Finally, the Kenyan won gold in 1:57.38 Nicolas Pareja Jersey , with Savinova in silver ( 1:57.80) and a hard-charging Brenda Martinez of the United States in bronze (1:57.91).
The men's 1500m gold medal went to Kenya's Asbel Kiprop with 3: 36.28. Behind him, Daegu bronze medalist Matthew Centrowitz improved to silver with a 3:36.78; the surprise of the race was Johan Cronje of South Africa in third with 3:36.83.
The men's triple jump was, improbably, tied going in to the last round, with both French athlete Teddy Tamgho and Cuba's Pedro Pechardo at 17.68m. The tie would have been decided in Tamgho's favor due to his better second jump (17.65m) but after a series of fouls which saw him very far out in the pit, he sprung out to 18.04m in the sixth and last round. Behind Tamgho and Pechardo came Will Claye from the United States with a 17.52m mark.
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