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This week on The Sound Kitchen, guest chef Aidan O’Donnell will give you the answer to the question about the winners of the 2017 Paris Marathon. There’s some great music, and of course, the new quiz question. Just click on the arrow in the photo and enjoy!
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A hearty welcome to the new section of the RFI International DX Radio Listeners Club in Murshidibad, India, Mr Najim Uddin, president. They’ve added a “sub-club” - the RFI Students and Sports Club – to their existing club.
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Welcome to our new RFI Listeners Club members! Babul Gogoi from Assam, India; Rwandan Vital Munanira, living now in Nairobi, Kenya; Lacula John Mary from Uganda; Bubacarr Baldeh from The Gambia; Chinmoy Mahato from Jamshedpur, India; Mohamed Elsayed Abd Elraheim from Elsharkya, Egypt and two new members from Naogaon, Bangladesh: Mokhlesur Rahaman Mollah and Khondaker Rafiqul Islam. .
Welcome one and all! If you would like to join the RFI Listeners Club, just send an e-mail to email@example.com and I’ll get you signed up – it’s that easy!
This week’s quiz: On 15 April, Susan asked you a question about the 9 April Paris Marathon. You were to send in the names of the winners, both the man and the woman.
The answer is: Paul Lonyangata for the men and Purity Rionoripo for the women. Both are from Kenya, and they are married (to each other, that is!).
The married couple both broke their own records. Lonyangata recorded his biggest career win with a time of two hours, six minutes and 10 seconds, and Rionoripo beat her own record by almost four minutes – her time was two hours, 20 minutes and 55 seconds.
The winners are: Li Xuewei from Anhui Province, China; Abdul Quddus Master, president of the Shapla Radio Fan Club in Kurigram, Bangladesh; Sultana Begum from Sirajganj, Bangladesh, and two RFI Listeners Club members: Solomon Fessahazion from Asmara, Eritrea and John Mary Lacula from Kampala, Uganda.
This week’s question: You'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until 12 June to enter this week's quiz. The winners will be announced on the 17 June program. When you enter, be sure you send your postal address in with your answer, and if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.
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