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P2P’s Top Five Stories: January 2017

February 1, 20170

Our top stories from the first month of 2017 dipped into the world of golf, mountain biking, and skiing to name a few. Take a look at the list and
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Willpower Is The Key According To The First Person With Dwarfism To Complete An Ironman

January 6, 20170

  By Kim Constantinesco Many people know him now as the first person with dwarfism to complete an Ironman. But there’s so much more to 50-year-old John “The Hammer” Young,
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Illinois Triathlete Pushes Through Chemo To Race Fast, Hit Podium During Breast Cancer Treatment

December 8, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco Ask any Ironman competitor. Your training can be perfect, your diet impeccable, you can do all the “right” things. But, come race day, you’re still vulnerable
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Father-Son Team From Dubai Cross Finish Lines, Show That Families With Disabilities Can Bypass Limits

November 21, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco Surprises in life are inescapable. And, sometimes they arrive like a sucker-punch to the face. That’s how Nick Watson, 47, felt when he and his wife,
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First Person With Dwarfism Finishes IRONMAN Triathlon

November 19, 20162

John Young is no stranger to doubters. Because he stands just 4’4,” he’s had people tell him his entire life that he can’t do certain things. Now, Young has done
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P2P Summit: Talking Triumph Feeds The Soul

November 9, 20160

If you could toss TED Talk, ESPN, and Upworthy in a blender, Purpose2Play Summit: Talking Triumph is what you would get — rich nutrition for the soul! We dove under
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86-Year-Old Nun Completes Ironman Triathlons, Inspires In New Nike Ad

August 25, 20160

Have you seen the new Nike ad featuring 86-year-old nun, Sister Madonna Bruder? You should. She’s a lean mean racing machine, who swims, bikes, and runs a lot of miles
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P2P’s Five Most Read Stories: April 2016

May 1, 20160

April was filled with a little bit of everything: Triathlons, powerlifting, mixed martial arts, and a very personal essay on passion in women’s sports. Our top five stories from April,
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Risking It All: Sarah Piampiano Quit Her Corporate Job In NYC To Become Top Triathlete In The World

April 5, 20162

  By Kim Constantinesco Sarah Piampiano, 35, met her perfect match one night in a New York City bar. No, she didn’t fall head over heels for some charming suit-wearing
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VIDEO: From Triathlons to Basketball, Double-Arm Amputee Hector Picard Does it All

February 2, 20160

  By Brittany Alvarado Hector Picard shoots hoops and has done over 120 triathlons including an Ironman. He also happens to be a double-arm amputee. Check out our exclusive with
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P2P’s Five Most Read Stories: January 2016

February 1, 20160

We kicked 2016 off just the way we wanted to — With stories of athletes turning tragedy into triumph. Have a look at our top 5 stories from January: 5.
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Retired Marine Capt. Eric McElvenny Now Decorated Amputee Ironman

January 4, 20160

By Alison Ryan As children, we inherently know and disregard that while learning to run, we may fall. Yet as we age, many of us begin to fear failure, and
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The Top 15 Purpose2Play Stories of 2015

December 31, 20150

  What a year 2015 was for us, but most importantly, for the athletes that we’ve featured. We’re honored to bring you this list of our top 15 stories for
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P2P’s Five Most Read Stories: November 2015

December 8, 20150

We were on the road at the end of November, so it’s time to circle back to give you last month’s most read stories from Purpose2Play. Between Daniel Kish teaching
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Ironman, Double Arm Amputee Hector Picard Challenges Dwyane Wade On Basketball Court

December 7, 20150

Hector Picard is the first double-arm amputee to finish an Ironman. Picard lost his arms in a work-related accident when 13,000 volts of electricity went through his body twice while
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