Asafa Powell engaged to Alyshia Akua MillerWedding bells are in the air. Asafa Powell is officially now off the market. He popped the big question to Canadian model girlfriend Alyshia Akua Miller.UPDATE: Asafa Powell weds Canadian model Alyshia MillerPowell and Miller have been public with their relationship since September of last year after they were spotted at a Hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica.Asafa Powell, engaged to Alyshia Akua Miller, and were spotted at a resort in Montego Bay, JamaicaMiller was born in Canada to a Ghanian mother and Canadian father and was featured in a 2016 issue of the Essence Magazine.Read More: Asafa Powell says he is not looking pass 2018She is managed by Women 360.Canadian model Alyshia Akua MillerPowell was once the world’s fastest man and has the most sub 10 second clocking of any 100 meter sprinter. Despite not achieving individual gold medals at the World and Olympic Championships, he is still regarded of one of the premier sprinters of his generation.Asafa’s career coming to an endThe 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia may be the last time Asafa Powell don’s his running spikes. Asafa Powell, who is now engaged, may be looking to engage in activities other than running in the near future.“I am not thinking about 2020 right now, the farthest I will be going is 2018, maybe the Commonwealth Games and that’s where I see myself, just two years and not 2020,” said Powell, who was in India as brand ambassador for Airtel Delhi Half Marathon’s (ADHM) on Sunday.Read More: Powell, Thompson, Blake to lead Jamaica’s charge to World RelaysPowell, who was part of the winning 2008 quartet in 4x100m relay at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, said the competition in track and field was growing with each passing day.“In Rio 100m finals, there were six runners who ran under 10. Currently there are so many people who can run sub 10s,” he said.“Sports is evolving. The athletes are getting more technical. The coaches are doing a lot more. The sport has come a long way. Eight athletes in the finals who all were capable of going sub 10s.”“A lot has changed and it’s going to get better and better as we go further. We know guys from all over the world who can run sub 10s, may be we will have guys from India who can run sub 10s soon,” he added.
Egan Bernal said he is “the happiest man in the world” after he was crowned the first Colombian Tour de France champion.Bernal made history on a glorious Sunday evening in Paris, becoming the youngest rider to win the Tour for 110 years at the age of 22. “Today I am the most happy guy in the world. I just won the Tour de France. I can’t believe it” – @Eganbernal pic.twitter.com/XKb8CQq9of— Team INEOS (@TeamINEOS) July 28, 2019Bernal stated before taking the podium: “It’s incredible. I don’t know what to say. I’ve won the Tour, but I don’t believe it. I need a couple of days to assimilate all this. It’s for my family, and I just want to hug them.”It’s a feeling of happiness that I don’t know how to describe. This is the first Tour for us Colombians. Many Colombians have tried before; we’ve had great cyclists in the past.”But I’m the first one to win the Tour. Colombia deserves it.” The Team INEOS rider was congratulated by defending champion and colleague Geraint Thomas as they crossed the line to seal a one-two on the Champs-Elysees, where Caleb Ewan sprinted to a final-stage victory.Bernal is the third-youngest to win the most prestigious Grand Tour race and embraced his family in emotional scenes before taking to the top step of the podium, watched on by ecstatic Colombians in the French capital.”I think I should say thank you to all my team, thank you G [Thomas] for the opportunity and all the team for the support and belief in me,” said Bernal, who gave an acceptance speech in English, French, Spanish and Italian.”Today I am the happiest man in the world, I just won the Tour de France and I cannot believe it.”
Wildlife officials in South Florida say they captured a giant Burmese python swimming about a mile off the coast of Biscayne Bay on Friday.The snake is categorized as an invasive species which has damaged our state’s swampland ecosystem. For example, foxes and cottontail rabbits have “effectively disappeared.”The one posted on Biscayne National Park’s Facebook page measured 11 feet long and weighed 31 pounds. Officials used a net to capture it. Researchers also believe that pythons have swum across the open saltwater of Florida Bay from around the Everglades to islands in the Florida Keys.