The 2010 Formula One season concluded at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel winning his second straight race to claim the World Drivers’ Championship on this day five years ago.
Vettel, aged 23 years and 134 days, became the youngest champion in the sport’s history and accomplished the feat in thrilling fashion on the final day.
Heading into the race, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was leading with 246 points, followed by Mark Webber with 238 and Vettel at 231.
Alonso finished the day in seventh, while Webber trailed in eighth as Vettel edged the former by four points in the final standings. It would be the start of a dominant four-year run.
1943: Sid Luckman of the Chicago Bears tosses seven touchdown passes to set an NFL record in a 56-7 win over the New York Giants.
1966: Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in three rounds for the heavyweight title.
1993: Don Shula becomes the winningest coach in NFL history with 325 victories.
1996: Texas Rangers’ outfielder Juan Gonzalez wins the American League MVP award, finishing with a .314 batting average, 47 home runs and 144 runs batted in.
Widely regarded as the greatest wicket-keeper-batsman cricket has ever seen, the Australian was a force with the bat and gloves.
Gilchrist, who turns 44 today, played 96 Test matches for Australia, finishing with 5,570 runs and an average of 47.60 in that format, while knocking 9,619 runs at an average of 35.89 in ODIs.
He’s the only player to have hit 100 sixes in Test cricket and was the first to reach 1,000 runs in the Indian Premier League.
Gilchrist also held the record for most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in ODIs with 472 until Kumar Sangakkara passed the mark in 2015.
He not only led with his play, but was the vice captain for Australia in both Tests and ODIs. Gilchrist hung up his gloves and retired from international cricket in 2008, but left with World Cup glory achieved in 1999, 2003 and 2007. His final IPL season with Kings XI Punjab came in 2013.
1966: Curt Schilling, former MLB starting pitcher, three-time World Series champion and six-time All-Star (49).
1985: Thomas Vermaelen, Belgian footballer for Barcelona and the Belgium national team (30).
1989: T.Y. Hilton, wide receiver for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts and 2014 Pro Bowler (26).
1991: Taylor Hall, Canadian ice hockey player for the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers and 2010 first overall draft pick (24).
Downtown Dubai was flooded with more than 13,000 runners Friday to kick off Nike’s We Run DXB, hailed as the fastest 10k race of the season.
The record number of participants more than doubled the total of last December’s edition which saw over 6,000 runners come out.