A barefoot man dressed as Jesus with a cross strapped across his back ran in Sunday's New York City marathon.
The man tied his bib number, 55-970, to the back of his cross, and he was identified on the New York City Marathon website as Makoto Takeuchi from Chiba, Japan. Takeuchi is allegedly a New York City-based photographer, according to HyperVocal News.
This is not the first time that "Jesus" has shown up in a race. He also been spotted at the Los Angeles and Tokyo Marathons, with footage of the latter below. more >>
Tim Tebow may not be an active NFL player, but the popular Christian quarterback is receiving support from Jacksonville, Fla., natives to play in their city.
Signs and billboards have been making their rounds on the internet, calling for the 26-year-old NFL free agent to be signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars. One Billboard in Jacksonville pleads with the Jaguars owner Shahid Khan to pick up Tebow.
"Mr. Kahn, sign Tebow and we will fill the stadium," the Billboard reads, according to CBSSports.com reports. "Signed, Jacksonville." more >>
1. Aaron Rodgers (Quarterback - Green Bay Packers)
- "I've always lived by the philosophy of the words spoken by St. Francis of Assisi who said, 'Preach the gospel at all times, if necessary, use words.' I feel like you can always have a greater impact by the things you do than the things you say, so living out my faith has been primarily in that form,'' Rodgers said in Men of Sunday.
Fresno State University quarterback and Heisman trophy hopeful, Derek Carr, has earned the recognition for the collegiate football award based on his merits on and off the field, which he credits his Pentecostal faith upbringing for.
Carr is one of 16 players from among all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) divisions and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) to be nominated for the award that is considered to be the most sought-after accolade in American collegiate athletics.
His grandparents, who are Pentecostal pastors, are among the great influences in his life who he says taught him to walk in his faith along with his parents. Prior to becoming a known athlete, Carr admits he drifted from his grandparents' teachings before realizing that his life was incomplete. more >>
A Georgian Sunday school teacher and two team members drove from New York City to Los Angeles in 28 hours and 50 minutes, shattering a previous record by more than two hours.
Ed Bolian, a sales director for Lamborghini of Atlanta, successfully recruited two friends, Dan Black and Dave Huang, to make the cross-country trip with him, which involved spending more than a full day in the car, ignoring speed limits and ensuring the vehicle maintained a speedy pace the entire drive, Jalopnik reported earlier this week.
Bolian chose a 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG for the trip because of the volume of gas that the car could hold - although it reportedly drenched the entire car in its overwhelming smell. The car had another advantage of accomodating two gasoline pumps, enabling the team to shave off time while filling its three gas tanks on their occasional pit stops. more >>
Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos, a former Brazilian soccer player, was beheaded Tuesday. His wife, Geisa Silva, found the decapitated head of her husband in a rucksack on her doorstep early that morning after reporting his disappearance the night before.
Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos had retired from soccer and owned a health food store. The 35-year-old entrepreneur was closing up his shop Monday night when he was kidnapped by a group of men, according to the Daily Mail.
His 31-year-old wife reported him missing later on that around 9 p.m. When Silva Santos didn't return, Geisa Silva stayed up all night waiting for him until about 4:30 a.m., when she heard something outside. more >>