Top Five Stories From Sunday You Must Read Today

Oct 29 - by Louis Kalinga for sportpesa news

Hamilton claims fifth Formula One championship title, Barcelona hammer Real Madrid 5-0 at the Nou Camp

Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (R) celebrates his second goal during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on October 28, 2018. PHOTO/AFP

  • Lewis Hamilton claimed his fifth drivers’ world championship on Sunday night to draw level with Juan Manuel Fangio in the Formula One record books
  • Barcelona ran riot in the Clasico on Sunday as Luis Suarez scored the hat-trick that will surely spell the end of Julen Lopetegui's spell as Real Madrid coach
  • Roger Federer battled to claim his 99th career ATP Tour title on Sunday, rallying to defeat Romanian qualifier Marius Copil 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in the Swiss Indoors final at Basel


NAIROBI, Kenya- Lewis Hamilton claimed his fifth drivers’ world championship on Sunday night to draw level with Juan Manuel Fangio in the Formula One record books when he finished fourth behind a victorious Max Verstappen in the Mexican Grand Prix.

One year after his compatriot Joyciline Jepkosgei broke the women’s world record at the Medio Maraton de Valencia Trinidad Alfonso, Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum broke the men’s world record* at the IAAF Gold Label road race, clocking 58:18 to take five seconds off the mark set by Eritrea's Zersenay Tadese in 2010.

Barcelona ran riot in the Clasico on Sunday as Luis Suarez scored the hat-trick that will surely spell the end of Julen Lopetegui's spell as Real Madrid coach.

Joe Waithira notched a brace to rouse Nakumatt FC to a 2-0 victory over Ushuru FC to secure their 2018/19 SportPesa Premier League status on Sunday.

Here are the top five stories from Sunday compiled by SportPesa News that you must read today:

At Last, Hamilton Secures Fifth Formula 1 World Title

MEXICO CITY, Mexico- Lewis Hamilton claimed his fifth drivers’ world championship on Sunday night to draw level with Juan Manuel Fangio in the Formula One record books when he finished fourth behind a victorious Max Verstappen in the Mexican Grand Prix. The 33-year-old Briton's only remaining championship rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari, who needed a victory, with Hamilton outside the top seven, to keep his hopes alive, finished second. READ MORE

Imperious Kiptum Shatters World Half Marathon Record In Valencia

VALENCIA, Spain- One year after his compatriot Joyciline Jepkosgei broke the women’s world record at the Medio Maraton de Valencia Trinidad Alfonso, Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum broke the men’s world record* at the IAAF Gold Label road race, clocking 58:18 to take five seconds off the mark set by Eritrea's Zersenay Tadese in 2010. At yesterday’s technical meeting it was confirmed that the men’s pacemakers would reach the 10km point in 27:50 to target a finishing time just inside 59 minutes, but there wasn’t any talk of a possible world record assault. READ MORE


It's ATP Title Number 99 For Ageless, Peerless Federer

BASEL, Switzerland- Roger Federer battled to claim his 99th career ATP Tour title on Sunday, rallying to defeat Romanian qualifier Marius Copil 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in the Swiss Indoors final at Basel. The top seed claimed his ninth trophy at his home event as he overcame an inspired opponent who took the lead early in each set but was pegged back by the 20-time Grand Slam champion. READ MORE


Suarez On The Treble: Five Star Barcelona Destroy Real Madrid

BARCELONA, Spain- Barcelona ran riot in the Clasico on Sunday as Luis Suarez scored the hat-trick that will surely spell the end of Julen Lopetegui's spell as Real Madrid coach. Barcelona were 5-1 winners at the Camp Nou, dominant for all-but a 15-minute spell after half-time when the otherwise hapless Madrid briefly threatened a comeback. READ MORE


Waithira Brace Nails Nakumatt FC's SPL Status At Ushuru's Expense

NAIROBI, Kenya- Joe Waithira notched a brace to rouse Nakumatt FC to a 2-0 victory over Ushuru FC to secure their 2018/19 SportPesa Premier League status on Sunday. Leading 1-0 from the first leg of the SPL/National Super League play-off, the retailers who finished 16th in the top flight last season sealed an emphatic 3-0 victory on aggregate over the taxmen at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. READ MORE