So much for sibling rivalry!
British triathlete Alistair Brownlee ruined his own chances of winning the gold at the World Triathlon Series so he could carry his dehydrated brother to the finish line!
Jonathan Brownlee was in first place over the weekend at the race in Cozumel, Mexico — but started wobbling near the end of the 6.2 mile running portion of the triathlon.
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With only a few hundred meters left, the athlete began to shake and came to a halt, until his 28-year-old brother rounded the corner and scooped Jonny up to help him finish!
As South Africa's Henri Schoeman pulled ahead, Alistair supported Johnny in his arm until they reached the finish line — where he pushed his 26-year-old brother ahead of him to secure second place.
Alistar, who took bronze in the race, told NBC Sports after the finish:
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Wednesday marked a very difficult day in court for Oscar Pistorius — also known as the "Blade Runner" from the London 2012 Summer Olympics – as he removed his artificial legs and walked on his stubs!
As you remember, the paralympian was convicted in 2014 of shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines day the previous year.
After being sentenced, another judge overturned the original ruling stating that there was a "fundamental error" and that Pistorius "never offered an acceptable explanation for" shooting Steenkamp through a door.
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Well today, during the third day of sentencing in the North Gauteng High Court, the Olympic athlete was advised by his lawyers to show he was in a state of vulnerability when he shot his GF. To do this, the 29-year-old decided to take off his prosthetic lets and walk around on his natural legs.
Oscar has continually said that he thought it was an intruder that entered his home in Pretoria, that he did not mean to kill Reeva when he shot through the bathroom door four times.
Ch-ch-check out the footage of Pistorius visibly shaken as he walks around the court (below)!
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Stephen King fans have been blessed (and cursed) with dozens of film adaptations of his work over the years.
But after many attempts, the author's long-running book series The Dark Tower will finally see life on the big screen!
The eight novel sci-fi/fantasy series, which King regards as one of his magnum opus, follows a gunslinger on his quest to find a fabled Dark Tower — but things get WAY complicated, as he meets many of King's other characters from different worlds along the way.
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And it looks like this film already boasts quite the cast — Idris Elba has finally been confirmed to be playing the hero Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey is playing the mysterious Man in Black!
King admitted he is "a little bit surprised" that the film is finally in production, as the first novel in the series was published way back in 1982! Speaking to EW, he said:
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Mos Def isn't having a good week!
According to a government rep in South Africa, the rapper was arrested for violating local immigration laws this past Thursday.
Apparently the musician, whose real name is Yasiin Bey, revealed an unrecognized "world passport" when attempting to leave the country. While Bey used an American passport to enter the country back in 2013, his current identification is a no-go.
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Not only did Yasiin present illegal documentation, but he also overstayed his visitor's permit back in 2014. Translation — South Africa ain't happy.
Now the actor is facing a court order to vacate the country within 14 days. The legal move also means Mos can't enter the country for the next five years if he doesn't attempt an appeal.
The situation is especially tricky since the The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy star has reportedly been living in the country since 2013 alongside other undocumented family members.
Hopefully Yasiin is able to clean up this legal mess sooner than later!
[Image via WENN.]
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That was fast.
Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius, who shot his girlfriend to death on Valentine's Day 2013, will leave prison and move to house arrest next week.
A parole board at the prison where the 28-year-old was serving a five year sentence for manslaughter made the decision after an initial ruling to release the athlete in August was cancelled.
According to South Africa's Department of Corrections, the board "approved the placement of offender Oscar Pistorius under correctional supervision as from 20 October 2015."
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But Pistorius isn't getting off just yet.
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Just on the eve of October, here's something straight out of a nightmare!
Jonathon Hogg almost lost his leg after being bitten by a spider during an international flight in June!
The barrister's leg "burst open" after he was believed to be bitten by a poisonous brown recluse spider on a flight from Doha, Qatar to Cape Town, South Africa!
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Six hours into his flight, the 40-year-old felt a pain in his leg before spotting a spider running across the floor. He said:
"I turned on the light and clearly saw a spider running across the floor before hearing two stewardesses screaming ‘Spider', but I wasn't sure if I had been bitten as it really wasn't very painful."
Within hours, the London native's leg had turned black and swelled up! By the time he got to the hospital, his leg was "bursting open"! He continued:
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This is incredibly sad.
On Thursday, a Boeing 747 took off on the journey from South Africa to London — but little did anyone know that it was carrying at least one extra passenger stowed away.
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When the British Airways flight touched down in Heathrow Airport, a man was found clinging to the undercarriage — in critical condition!
Police are waiting on confirmation but think they know the identity of the survivor, who was exposed to extreme cold for the entire 11-hour flight.
Shortly after the plane landed, there was also a body found
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