Liza Soberano chosen as world s ‘Most Beautiful Face’ o...

Liza Soberano chosen as world s ‘Most Beautiful Face’ o........»»

Category: entertainmentSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesDec 30th, 2017

Liza Soberano chosen as world s ‘Most Beautiful Face’ o...

Liza Soberano chosen as world s ‘Most Beautiful Face’ o........»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsDec 30th, 2017

Liza Soberano has ‘Most Beautiful Face’ in 2017

Liza Soberano possesses the “most beautiful face in the world,” according to a group of critics. #BeFullyInformed Liza Soberano has ‘Most Beautiful Face’ in 2017 Liza Soberano possesses the “most beautiful face in the world,” according to a group of critics. Source link: Liza Soberano has ‘Most Beautiful Face’ in 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Liza Soberano named world’s ‘Most Beautiful Face’

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino-American model-actress Liza Soberano has been chosen as “the most beautiful face in the world” by a group of British-led criti.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Liza Soberano named world’s 2nd most beautiful face

Liza Soberano named world’s 2nd most beautiful face.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 7th, 2017

Liza Soberano is Most Beautiful Face for 2017

MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN star Liza Soberano has been declared as the most beautiful face of 2017 by a group of critics. The My Exs and Whys actress was the top pick of TC Candler's The Independent Critics, which has been publishing the list since 1990. Model and actress Thylane Blondeau came ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Liza Soberano tops TC Candler’s “100 Most Beautiful Faces” worldwide

Filipino-American actress Liza Soberano is ranked number one in "The Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2017." Liza dominated other actresses, singers, models, and dancers from all over the world in the list, which TC Candler has been publishing annually since 1990. French model and actress Thylane Blondeau came in second, followed by Taiwanese singer and dancer ChouTzu-yu, Canadian actress Sarah Gadon and South Korean actress Im Jin-ah. Other Filipinos who made the list were Kathryn Bernardo (60th in the list), Jessy Mendiola (71st), NadineLustre (78th) and Kim Domingo (96th). Soberano starred in the 2017 romantic comedy "My Ex and Whys." ...Keep on reading: Liza Soberano tops TC Candler’s “100 Most Beautiful Faces” worldwide.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Liza Soberano says she doesn t see herself as the most beautiful

MANILA, Philippines – With her angelic face and million-dollar smile, Liza Soberano is indeed hard to ignore......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 31st, 2016

LOOK: Alyssa Valdez, Thirdy Ravena look sharp as Bb. Pilipinas judges

The entire Philippines all shifted its on the most beautiful night of the year, during the Binibining Pilipinas 2018 coronation night, Sunday at the Big Dome.  The most esteemed beauty pageant judges were all present, but fans of the UAAP may have chanced upon two people from the world of Pinoy sports, proudly representing their group. Former Ateneo volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez and Blue Eagles forward Thirdy Ravena were chosen to be part of the special panel of judges in the 55th Bb. Pilipinas coronation night. Your judge for tonight's #BinibiningPilipinas2018 , Alyssa Valdez 💗👑 — Vania PadillaEdralin (@vaniaedralin) March 18, 2018 Aside from the two athletes, Michel Gumabao, a multi-titled volleyball player and a former De La Salle Lady Spiker, was a candidate herself. These stars show that athletes can indeed slay in any setting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

Reports: Pacquiao to face Lucas Mathysse in June

After revealing where he'll be fighting next, eight-division boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao has also reportedly chosen when and who he'll be fighting.  News has surfaced that Pacquiao will be taking on reigning WBA Welterweight World Champion Lucas Mathysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this coming June 24th.  After it was confirmed by Top Rank Boxing CEO Bob Arum that Pacquiao wouldn't be fighting on the April 14th card in Las Vegas headlined by a WBO Welterweight world title bout between Jeff Horn and Terence Crawford, the boxer-turned-senator himself announced that his next bout will be held in Malaysia.  Pacquiao,39, is coming off lengthy layoff following his WBO title loss to Jeff Horn in Australia last July.  Mathysse on the other hand, is coming off a dominant stoppage win over Tewa Kiram for the vacant WBA welterweight world title just this past January.  The official fight announcement is expected to be made later this month. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

LizQuien returns to prime time as Ganda and Lakas

LizQuien returns to prime time as Ganda and Lakas Tonight will see the much awaited comeback of the day’s most popular love team, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, via ABS-CBN’s new fantasy series, “Bagani.” Described in the production notes as “an epic adventure inside a world where courage, resilience, justice, hope, and love prevail,” the [...] The post LizQuien returns to prime time as Ganda and Lakas appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

Liza Soberano hits back at netizens saying she s not Pinoy enough

MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya actress Liza Soberano responded to netizens who were alleging that the chosen cast of the upcoming ABS-CBN teleserye “Bagani”.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Mocon, Tankoua set up Finals date between San Beda and LPU

San Beda University was without Robert Bolick for the 2018 Philippine Collegiate Champions League Semifinals. Still, they had NCAA Mythical selection Javee Mocon and Finals MVP Donald Tankoua. Mocon was brilliant all game long while Tankoua was big in the endgame as the Red Lions bested UAAP titlist Ateneo de Manila University, 57-52, on Monday at the FIloil Flying V Centre. The Mythical selection wound up with 22 points, four rebounds, an assist, a steal, and a block while the Finals MVP had 17-point, 13-rebound double-double on top of the win-sealing block to help their side remain unscathed in the tournament. With their fourth win in a row, they now advance to the Finals where they face off anew with rival Lyceum of the Philippines University. The boys from Mendiola had to dig deep to make it happen as team leader Bolick was ruled out due to a knee injury he sustained last Sunday. And so, San Beda found itself chasing down a five-point deficit early in the final frame until Mocon took over with seven straight points to grant his team a 46-44 edge. The Blue Eagles didn’t quit and tied the tally at 52-all inside the last 90 seconds before Matt Nieto bobbled the ball and saw Tankoua gather it and go all the way for a fastbreak layup. After defensive stops for the two teams, Mocon was then sent to the line and made good on two free throws for a 56-52 lead. Still with 19.0 ticks to make something happen, Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin designed a beautiful play to find Thirdy Ravena with a good look underneath the basket. However, Tankoua was also there to deny the attempt and shut the door once and for all. Not long after, the NCAA champions were celebrating a victory versus the UAAP champions. They are not done yet, however, and now turn their attention to the Pirates who are nothing but determined to get back at them. For the Blue Eagles, Ravena topped the scoring column with 11 points. BOX SCORES SAN BEDA 57 – Mocon 21, Tankoua 15, Soberano 6, Cabanag 4, Carino 4, Abuda 3, Doliguez 2, Ejercito 2, Presbitero 0, Tongco 0, Noah 0, Oftana 0, Bahio 0 ATENEO 52 – Ravena 11, Verano 8, Nieto Ma 7, Maagdenberg 7, White 3, Asistio 3, Tio 3, Go 2, Mamuyac 2, Mallillin 2, Nieto Mi 2, Mendoza 2, Andrade 0 QUARTER SCORES: 12-9, 27-20, 37-37, 57-52 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018
Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

HEADS UP: 10 sporting events to watch out for in 2018

2017 has come and gone, and it delivered some exciting sporting moments that has every sports fan clamoring for more. Worry not, though, as 2018 looks primed to satisfy even the most die-hard Pinoy sports aficionado with its bevy of local and international sporting events. Let's welcome the upcoming year with 10 of the most exciting sporting events to watch out for this 2018.   NCAA 93 & UAAP 80 VOLLEYBALL The cagers are out, and the spikers are in. Volleyball season begins this January 4 with NCAA season 93, followed by the 81st season of the UAAP this February. NCAA volleybelles are once again ready to take center court, and the defending women's champion Arellano University Lady Chiefs, led by heavy hitters Jovie Prado and Regine Arocha are banking on their undisputed team play to propel them to another title. Playing inspired volleyball throughout the season, the Lady Chiefs stunned the thrice-to-beat San Sebastian Lady Stags in the Finals last year, ultimately ending Grethcel Soltones' collegiate career with a dud. Rising stars like San Beda's Ces Racraquin, JRU's Karen Montojo also make the upcoming NCAA volleyball season worth waiting for. UAAP volleyball begins a month later the NCAA tournament, but expect the field to be even more tumultuous. With no clear-cut number 2 team to challenge the two-time defending champions DLSU Lady Spikers, it will be a toss-up against basically the other seven schools to step up. Dangerous squads include the much-improved Adamson Lady Falcons, last year's pleasant surprise UST, the dynastic Ateneo Lady Eagles, and the intact NU Lady Bulldogs and FEU Lady Tamaraws. NBA ALL-STAR GAME & 2018 NBA FINALS The annual showcase of the NBA's brightest stars just got a major revamp. That's right, the league has done away with the traditional East-West teams, and will now have a playground-type pool selection of players between its two captains when the exhibition tips off in Los Angeles. This raises a lot of interesting questions: Will the captains pick their teammates or will they go with a more controversial pick and select a rival? Will we able to know the order of the draft? Will this actually work in making the game better? While answers to those questions might not be answered until a few months, one thing's for sure, the NBA Finals, the spectacle that actually counts, will be epic. Will we be treated to Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Pt. 4? Or will another squad swoop in to spoil the party? The league has indeed improved, with surprising teams like the Milwaukee Bucks, the Indiana Pacers, the Detroit Pistons out in the East already staking claim to playoff spots, and the Wild, Wild, West staying true to its monicker. The Houston Rockets and the perennial powerhouse San Antonio Spurs are still the favorites to pull the rug under the Warriors, while the Oklahoma City Thunder is right behind. Either way, with months of hoops already invested in it, the NBA Finals will surely be another explosive one, as it always is.   HOMECOMING QUEEN Alyssa Valdez spent the majority of 2017 overseas, spreading her wings in Taiwan with volleyball club Attack Line. This 2018 though, The Phenom plans on staying in the Philippines, armed with two year’s worth of international experience to focus on her home club team in the Creamline Cool Smashers.  "Next year, I'm planning to focus sa Creamline. Just this year, I travelled a lot talaga. They supported me throughout, esepcially doon sa National Team stint ko. They sacrificed a lot for me talaga. I think I have to focus sa team ko talaga,” she said last week.Alyssa Valdez just got scarier.   PINOY HOOP DREAMS: REMY MARTIN, KOBE PARAS  Two proudly Pinoy ballers based in the U.S. set out this 2018 to continue shooting for our island nation’s humble hoop dreams. Kobe Paras is still serving residency this 2017-2018 season with the California State University-Northridge Matadors, but his development is sure to be a joy to watch. The 6’6” Pinoy swingman accomplished a tour of duty with Gilas Pilipinas earlier in the year, and many Pinoys saw why we should all be excited about high-flying forward. Remy Martin, a 5’11” point guard dazzled in his first few games with the Arizona State Sun Devils, with his athleticism, explosiveness and feisty defense. The Filipino-American cager is proud of his roots and hopes to represent flag and country with Gilas Pilipinas in the future.   WHO (OR WHAT) IS NEXT FOR MANNY PACQUIAO? The never-ending saga of what’s next for Manny Pacquiao looks like it'll seep into 2018.  Following a rather controversial loss to Australian boxer Jeff Horn, Pacquiao has been “courting” the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr. for a rematch, even taking to Instagram to ”greet” MMA superstar Conor McGregor before finally admitting that he’s been in talks with the Irish fighter’s camp. Whether he actually retires from boxing for good, or takes on another foe in the squared circle, one thing’s for sure: we’ll all have our eyes on Manny Pacquiao’s next move.   2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA™ After four years, the best of world football will once again converge, this time in Russia to crown the Kings of the beautiful sport. The stage is set, the groups are finalized, and the 32 squads are promising the best 30-day football extravaganza in the hopes of dethroning defending champions Germany this June. Some group stage clashes to look out for are Germany vs Mexico, England vs Belgium, Portugal vs Spain, to name a few. June couldn’t come soon enough.   CHRISTIAN STANDHARDINGER'S PBA DEBUT No PBA rookie has probably come into the league as pro-ready as the Filipino-German standout Christian Standhardinger. The 6’9” big man was the consensus top overall pick of the 2017 PBA draft, and was also at the center of the controversial trade that sent Kia Picanto’s rights to the number 1 selection to the already-dominant San Miguel. While the trade did go down, so did former commissioner Chito Narvasa. Standhardinger’s entry to the PBA has come at a cost, but San Miguel is more than ready to wait one more conference to bulk up their already stacked squad. Seeing Standharinger play alongside 6’11” center and reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo, versatile forward Arwind Santos, and the Beermen’s bevy of guards in Alex Cabagnot, Marcio Lassiter, and Chris Ross, is definitely a sight to see, just look at how he's tearing it up in the ASEAN Basketball League.    2018 ASIAN GAMES INDONESIA The Philippines’ less than stellar performance at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games was met with widespread flak. Not directed at our athletes however, but aimed at our sports development and governing body for its subpar work in getting our sports representatives ready. While the 2018 Asian Games isn’t so far away, a handful of Pinoy medalists from the SEA Games are going into the continental meet with high hopes. After dominating the SEA Games’ triathlon event, our Filipino endurance athletes, led by gold medalists Kim Mangrobang, and Nikko Huelgas, are once again primed to take home hardware. Marathoner Mary Joy Tabal, and boxers John Marvin, and Eumir Marcial, all gold medalists at Malaysia, are all bright spots that could soon unravel into full-fledged stars come 2018.   GILAS PILIPINAS IN THE FIBA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS It’s official, basketball is coming home to the Philippines this 2023 by way of the FIBA World Cup, but Gilas Pilipinas will first have to try its luck in the 2019 meet. After dealing with Chinese Taipei and Japan this 2017 for a perfect 2-0 slate in the qualifiers, Gilas Pilipinas still has to face the Japanese anew, and the powerhouse Australian team early in 2018. A good showing against these squads will help Gilas strengthen its bid to international basketball’s biggest stage before we actually host the event in six years’ time.   UAAP 81 BASKETBALL UAAP season 80 just came to an end, but the next season just got way more interesting. Aside from the title defense of the intact Ateneo Blue Eagles and their ongoing rivalry with La Salle, a certain move by a coach has shaken up the league. With Aldin Ayo reportedly accepting the job as the new head coach of the struggling University of Sto. Tomas, we might just be witnesses to the rebirth of the once proud basketball program under the fiery mentor. That, and the way the DLSU Green Archers can adjust from the departure of Ayo and former two-time MVP Ben Mbala, key cogs to their season 79 championship run. The tight race for the MVP award will also be one to watch, with Mbala gone, it’s up to the local stars to step up to the challenge......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Liza Soberano tops 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2017

Actress Liza Soberano placed first in the list of 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2017 created by TC Candler of the British Indepent Movie Critics. Soberano is the first FilipinaThe post Liza Soberano tops 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2017 appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsDec 30th, 2017

Fighters face off in Bangkok ahead of ONE: Warriors of the World

All twenty fighters competing at ONE Championship: Warriors of the World faced off overlooking the beautiful Bangkok skyline, Wednesday afternoon at the Banyan Tree Hotel in Bangkok. Four Filipino fighters will be flying the flag on fight night, with Team Lakay’s April Osenio making her in-cage return after a year off, taking on debuting Xiong Jingnan of China, while Rome “The Rebel” Trinidad will also be making her ONE debut, going up against hometown favorite Rika “Tiny Doll” Ishige of Thailand. Cebuano Jimmy “The Silencer” Yabo will be facing decorated Muay Thai champion Sagetdao Petpayathai, while Iloilo native Rabin “The Rock” Catalan meets Thai grappler Kritsada Kongsrichai. in the co-main event, hometown star Shannon “One Shin” Wiratchai meets Russias Rasul Yakyaev in a lightweight title eliminator bout. In the co-main event, reigning ONE Championship strawweight world champion Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito meets Brazilian grappling ace Alex “Little Rock” Silva. ONE Championship: Warriors of the World happens on Saturday, December 9th at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.   Catch the exciting MMA action LIVE on Saturday, December 9th, 9:30 PM on S+A channel 23!.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

10 interesting facts about Liza Soberano

  Liza Soberano is one of Tinseltown's loveliest actresses. But, the 19-year-old actress says there's more to her than just a pretty face. Here are 10 interesting facts about Liza based on our Q&A with her: 1. What do you do to prepare for your role as Darna? I need to build my stamina, so I go to the gym regularly. 2. Best role you've had so far? My most memorable role would have to be Agnes Calay of "Forevermore," probably because it was my first lead role. 3. What's your dream role? I would like to do a horror film with zombies! 4. Best buddies in show biz: I have two: Enrique Gil and Michelle Vito. 5. How would you describe your relationship with Enr...Keep on reading: 10 interesting facts about Liza Soberano.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

Ben Askren believes that he s been the best welterweight in the world

Friday night, MMA fans will likely see reigning and defending ONE welterweight champion Ben 'Funky' Askren enter the cage for the last time.  In his last hurrah, the unbeaten welterweight king will put his title on the line one last time against former ONE lightweight champion Shinya Aoki in what can easily be called a superfight.  Win or lose, 'Funky' Ben will be putting them up for good, but there is one thing that would make him come out of retirement, if ever.  "I said the one caveat would be if I get to fight for number one."  For years, many have believed that Ben Askren was the best welterweight outside the UFC. His seventeen-fight winning streak and and lengthy title runs in Bellator and ONE Championship are proof of that.  For Askren however, he isn't just the best welterweight outside the Octagon. He's been the best in the world.  "I’ve very long believed, and I’ve good reason to believe, for many years, that I’ve been the best welterweight on the face of the earth. For many years, I’ve believed that." Ranking lists would dispute that however, and Askren is very much aware of that fact.  "From the rankers’ eyes, I’ve never gotten to prove that. I just looked up the rankings yesterday, I think I was at number five or number six, somewhere in there." Right now, the number one welterweight in the world, according to a number of ranking lists, is UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.  Askren added that he wouldn't fight Woodley, a close friend and teammate, but should "The Chosen One" lose his top spot to another 170-pounder and the opportunity to finally find out who the best welterweight in the world is, Askren is all for it.  "If that possibility came up, yeah I would take that because I have felt for many years that I’ve been the best welterweight in the world. I’ve never gotten to prove that in the eyes of others." Rankings or not, Askren has proven himself to be an elite welterweight. Friday night, Askren takes on an elite challenger in Aoki, and a win over the Japanese MMA legend will no doubt cement his legacy as one of the best to ever do it.    Legends collide as Ben Askren defends his ONE welterweight championship against former ONE lightweight champion Shinya Aoki at ONE: Immortal Pursuit.  Catch the exciting MMA action LIVE on Friday, November 24th, 8:30 PM on S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

Liza Soberano is Fujifilm’s newest ‘It’ girl

Visit us on Instagram To be You; Facebook: To be You; e-mail Liza Soberano, hot young actress and undisputed "crush ng bayan," is happy to be the newest face of Japanese camera brand Fujifilm. "I love taking photographs and capturing moments that happen in my life, especially na artista ako and everything is so fast-paced," said Soberano. "I want to collect as many memories as I can, so when I get older, I can look back at all my achievements." Joining a group of influencers and bloggers endorsing Fujifilm's Instax cameras and mirrorless series, the 19-year-old actress was formally welcomed into the Fujifilm family through Fujifilm's Photo Art City---an...Keep on reading: Liza Soberano is Fujifilm’s newest ‘It’ girl.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2017

Flanagan upsets Keitany, ends US drought at NYC Marathon

NEW YORK (AP) — Shalane Flanagan thought about the seven years building to this race, possibly her last. She thought about the running star striding next to her. She thought about her family. She thought about Meb. With one hellacious holler at the finish, it all poured out. Flanagan dethroned Mary Keitany on Sunday and became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon since 1977, potentially ending her decorated career with her first major marathon victory. Flanagan's breakthrough came in the last career race for American great Meb Keflezighi. The 2009 New York winner collapsed at the finish line, his 42-year-old body pushed to its limit in his 26th marathon. Keflezighi finished 11th, about five minutes behind 24-year-old winner Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya. This may have been Flanagan's final race, too, although the four-time Olympian wasn't ready to commit. But she likes the idea of her and Keflezighi going out together. "I was thinking of Meb, and I was thinking of how I wanted to make him proud," Flanagan said. Her win came five days after the bike path terror attack in lower Manhattan killed eight and raised questions about security for Sunday. That hit home for Flanagan, a Massachusetts native who completed the 2013 Boston Marathon shortly before a bomb went off at the finish line, killing three and wounding more than 260 others. "It's been a tough week for New Yorkers, and a tough week for our nation," Flanagan said. "I thought of, 'What a better gift than to make Americans smile today?'" Flanagan ended a dominant stretch in New York by Keitany, a Kenyan runner who had won here three straight years. Flanagan stalked Keitany most of the way, hovering behind her during an unusually slow first 20 miles by the lead women. Flanagan, Keitany and third-place finisher Mamitu Daska of Ethiopia broke from the pack in the 21st mile, and with about three miles left, Flanagan hit the jets. She finished in 2 hours, 26 minutes, 53 seconds, about a minute faster than Keitany. Flanagan cried and yelled as she approached the finish line without another runner in sight. "It's indescribable," the 36-year-old said. "It's a moment I'm trying to soak up and savor." The last American woman to win New York was Miki Gorman, who took consecutive titles in 1976-77. "Way too long," Flanagan said. Flanagan knows about long waits. She finished second here in her debut marathon in 2010 but hadn't run New York since. It was also her first marathon since finishing sixth at the Rio Games. She fractured her lower back last winter and missed the Boston Marathon in the spring. She was "heartbroken" to miss her hometown race, but the injury set her up to take aim at Keitany in New York. Flanagan had called Keitany "the alpha racer" and said she was ready to "suffer dearly" while keeping pace with the unpredictable Kenyan. As she went stride-for-stride with Keitany in the middle miles, Flanagan wasn't sure what she'd have for the final stretch. "There's always creeping doubts of whether I was going to have enough to beat the best in the world," she said. Keitany never found her top gear Sunday, though, and finished with her slowest New York time since a third-place result in 2010. Keitany said she had a problem of a personal nature Saturday afternoon that affected her Sunday, but she would not disclose the issue. Flanagan held a stern look on the course until getting emotional near the finish in Central Park. On the podium, she put her hands over face and began to cry again when she was announced the winner. She turned to hug Keitany before accepting her medal. "This is the moment I've dreamed of since I was a little girl," Flanagan said. She's determined to pass on that dream, too. She and husband Steven Edwards — a former track and field star — have been fostering two teenage daughters who are also aspiring runners. Flanagan's parents were also marathoners, and her mom, Cheryl Treworgy, once held the world record. "This means a lot to me, to my family," Flanagan said. "And hopefully inspires the next generation of American women to just be patient." Kamworor beat countryman Wilson Kipsang by three seconds, winning with a time of 2:10:53. Kamworor separated from the pack late and seemed like he would cruise to his first major marathon victory, but Kipsang sneaked up on him at the very end. Kamworor was surprised to see the 2014 New York winner behind him on a large video board located near the finish line. "I look at the camera, I saw someone was coming, which was Wilson," Kamworor said. "And I had to believe in myself because I was holding out for the finish." Kamworor kissed the pavement right after crossing the finish, then turned to embrace Kipsang. Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa finished third. A few minutes later, the Central Park crowd gave perhaps its loudest cheers of the day to Keflezighi. He waved and blew kisses to the grandstands through the home stretch, then had to be carried away after crumbling at the finish line. "It was a beautiful victory lap, you could say," Keflezighi said. The race went off as planned a few days after New York's biggest terror attack since 9/11. Police had promised an unprecedented effort to secure the course, a plan including hundreds of extra uniformed patrol and plainclothes officers, roving teams of counterterrorism commandos armed with heavy weapons, bomb-sniffing dogs and rooftop snipers. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city was expecting 2 million fans to line the streets. The only interruption came when firetrucks had to cross the course to address an emergency that organizers said was unrelated to the race. The course was briefly closed around Mile 18 to let the trucks through, but that was well after the elite runners had finished. Beverly Ramos competed with a Puerto Rican flag headband two months after her home island was ravaged by Hurricane Maria. Like many in Puerto Rico, Ramos was without power after the storm. Still, she decided to continue training near San Juan, seeking out safe places to run amid the wreckage. "You have to stay strong no matter what," Ramos said. "A lot of runners encouraged me to continue and to push." The wheelchair events were a Swiss sweep. Manuela Schar finally upended four-time defending champion Tatyana McFadden to win the women's race, while countryman Marcel Hug repeated as the men's champ. Schar had been runner-up the last three years but beat her nemesis McFadden by nearly three minutes. Hug has won New York three times. Comedian Kevin Hart made his marathon debut at New York. Forget about chasing gold — the actor and fitness nut was mostly worried about avoiding humiliation. "I don't want to see a bunch of memes of me looking weird out here," Hart said shortly before starting.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 6th, 2017