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Flashy, Fierce, and Fast, FloJo Was a Track and Field Legend

The iconic Florence Griffith Joyner, also known as FloJo, was one of the fastest runners American track and field has ever seen. She set world records in 1988 in both the 100- and 200-meter races and earned three gold medals in the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games. She was known not only for her stamina and speed, but also her flamboyant and eclectic style…

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Sarah Spain Busted Stereotypes to Give Women a Voice in Sports Journalism

The multi-talented Sarah Spain is not only an award-winning sports journalist but an athlete and true sports fan herself. She is the host of her own national ESPN Radio show, “Spain and Fitz,” and her own podcast, “That’s What She Said.” She appears regularly as a panelist on ESPN’s “Around the Horn,” “Highly Questionable,” “Outside The Lines,” and “SportsCenter,” and writes a column for espnW…

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Olympic Gold-Medalist Sarah Hughes Set Out to ‘Skate Her Best.’ And She Did

No American woman has brought home the gold in women’s figure skating since Sarah Hughes won in dramatic fashion at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics when she was just 17 years old. “At the time, I thought Salt Lake probably would be my only Olympics, because so much of my life at that point was training, with the ultimate goal of making the Olympic team…

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Aimee Mullins: Breaking Barriers as an Athlete, Model, Advocate, and Actress

With successful careers as an athlete, model, actress, and public speaker, Aimee Mullins has consistently broken through many barriers – but don’t make the mistake of referring to her as disabled. “‘Disabled’ is perfectly relevant when describing a piece of machinery. But I find it really problematic when we use it to describe humans,” Mullins said in an interview with the podcast “Change Lab”…

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Alicia Sacramone Quinn Once Dominated the Gymnastics World, Now She’s Leading the Next Generation

Retired American artistic gymnast Alicia Sacramone Quinn is one of the most decorated in the world for her sport, winning a total of eleven World Championship and Olympic medals. She was captain of the U.S. team—performing on vault, beam, and floor—and earned a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She has won six U.S. vault titles, the most in U.S. women’s history…

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