Adams Remains Unbeaten with 50th Consecutive Win

Valarie Adams now has fifty wins in succession, the longest current winning streak in international athletics.

The “most dominant athlete” at New York’s Adidas Track Classic Diamond League meet “extended a remarkable streak as New Zealand’s world and Olympic champion Valerie Adams registered her 50th consecutive victory in the women’s shot put,” Reuters correspondent Larry Fine writes.

“Adams won with a throw of 19.68m, 17cm better American Michelle Carter.”

Rotorua-born Adams, 29, last lost a competition in 2010 in Zurich.

She is the first woman to win four consecutive individual titles at the world track and field championships.

Original article by Larry Fine, Reuters, June 15, 2014.


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France-Based Susan Alemann off to Drive the Sahara

France-Based Susan Alemann off to Drive the Sahara

New Zealander Susan Alemann and Briton Helen Tait Wright, both in their fifties, are competing in an all-women off-road car rally taking place in the Sahara Desert, Morocco, English-language French news…