French yachtsman Loïck Peyron won the transatlantic Route du Rhum on Monday and set a new record time for the 6560-kilometre journey.
Five prisoners ran a marathon inside a French jail on Friday. Together they ran 42,195 kilometres or 66 times the 638-metre track.
The Route du Rhum yacht race lost one of the favourites on Monday. Thomas Coville was hit by a cargo ship just hours after setting off and was forced to retire.
An African crisis fund, a Kenyan clean sweep in Chicago, the death of Ali Mazrui, and the fate of Julius Malema's party are some of this morning's main stories . . .