Jonathan Albon, of the U.K. but living in Norway, might be better known by the endurance-sports community for his obstacle-racing prowess, but he's certainly a podiumfavorite for the 2017Zegama-Aizkorri Marathon. In his first interview with iRunFar, hear Jon talk about his background in sports, how he's been successfully mixing obstacle course-racing and mountain running for several years, his strengths and weaknesses in mountain running, and what his 2017 racing plans are. You can find out more about who's racing this weekend in our in-depth Zegama preview and, then, you can follow along with our live coverage of the raceon Sunday.
Jonathan Albon Pre-2017 Zegama-Aizkorri MarathonInterview Transcript Full transcript coming soon.
Paul Pogba in Mecca Pictures have appeared on social media on Saturday of the world's most expensive footballer, Man United midfielder Paul Pogba, in Mecca. Pogba, a Muslim, has travelled toSaudi Arabia for the holy month of Ramadan. Just a few days ago, Pogba was celebrating like crazy after he scored in the Europa League final against Ajax. Pogba dancing last night
West Ham v Spurs The Star on Sunday have a worrying bit of transfer news for Tottenham fans. Spurs finished the season as the Premier League runners-up in another fabulous campaign from Mauricio Pochettino's side. But ever since the EPL season ended, Tottenham's achievements have been a little bit eroded by the achievements of some of their rivals. First off there was Man United's Europa League win over Ajax, which means Spurs have gone from being in the Champions League pot 2, to dropping into pot 3 instead. Then, on Saturday, Arsenal finished the season with one more piece of silverware than Spurs as they beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final. On Sunday, the Star believe Spurs may have another setback, this time in the transfer market, as West Ham open their cheque book. What's the story? Ross Barkley has been tipped with a summer exit from Everton, as the England international fails to agree a new deal with the Toffees. Indeed, he was left out Everton's starting XI by Ronald Koeman in their final match of the season at Arsenal. Tottenham have long been positioned as the frontrunners for the Everton playmaker, but the Star believe West Ham have entered the fray. The Hammers are hoping to sign Barkley by offering his 140 thousand pounds a week. Would Spurs offer him that sort of salary?
Christian Eriksen stars for Spurs again When you watched Tottenham against Chelsea on Sunday, it is difficult to know how Christian Eriksen failed to make the PFA team of the year. Eriksen was pivotal to the Spurs attack and bagged two more assists this season with some awesome deliveries. The Dane crossed from the right for Harry Kane to score Tottenham's first equaliser. And, Eriksen's ball for Dele Alli to score the second Spurs goal of the game was one of the passes of the season. Stan Collymore goes all ITK After the awesome Eriksen assist for Dele early in the second half of the FA Cup semi-final, Stan Collymore went all In The Know. The former Nottingham Forest and Liverpool striker claimed to have inside info on where Christian Eriksen will play his football next season. The rumour that Barcelona want Christian Eriksen is also being pushed in plenty of Sunday tabloids as well. How will Barcelona rebuild? With Barcelona out the Champions League, and Luis Enrique leaving at the end of the season, there will undoubtedly be changes at the Camp Nou. Andre Gomes has been a huge disaster for Barcelona since joining from Valencia last summer. It would not be a huge surprise were Barcelona to make a move for Eriksen, just as other sides will come for some of Tottenham's best players. Do Spurs need to sell? Christian Eriksen is contracted to Tottenham until 2020 and like many of the squad, recently signed on for longer. Eriksen is the last man remaining from the seven players signed with the Gareth Bale money. If Spurs finish in the Champions League spots, it would be a huge surprise were Daniel Levy to sell a player. But, the stadium costs are becoming uncertain, and speculation about players performing so well is inevitable. Christian Erikssen is wanted by Barcelona in the summer. Was going to tell you later on but after that pass, makes sense. - Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) April 22, 2017