Curling Legend Peter Becker Makes Hall of Fame

Peter Becker is the closest thing to curling royalty in New Zealand and he’s finally being recognised for it, 1 News reports. Becker has become the first New Zealander to be named in the World Curling Hall of Fame, although he admits the milestone caught many, including himself, off-guard.

“I think people don’t believe it to a degree,” he told 1 News. “I don’t as well.”

But why he’s claimed the sport’s highest honour, shouldn’t be a mystery, after dedicating more than 50 years of his life to it.

From playing and coaching to managing and selecting, Becker joked “any word you can think of, I’ve done it.”

Much of that time was devoted to creating the Southern Hemisphere’s first dedicated curling facility in the small South Island town of Naseby, Becker’s home, in 2001.

Original article by 1 News, July 1, 2022.

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Runner Garth Barfoot the Oldest in NY Marathon

Runner Garth Barfoot the Oldest in NY Marathon

Eighty-seven-year-old Aucklander Garth Barfoot was the oldest participant at this year’s New York City Marathon. Barfoot, who has run dozens of marathons, including last year’s London Marathon, said this was his first…