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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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The Secret Behind PGA Tour Pro Jerry Kelly’s Staying Power:
Grit, Determination and a Focus on Family

January 3, 20170

  By Patti Putnicki It’s hard to ignore Jerry Kelly on the golf course, or anywhere else, for that matter. He plays golf with a passion; an Everyman grit that’s
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Purpose2Play’s Top 16 Stories Of 2016

December 31, 20160

It was another incredible year at Purpose2Play. We’re honored to be the media outlet some of the world’s most inspiring athletes choose to tell their stories to. Before we move
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Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt Erin Herle Is Shining Light On The Stigma Of Mental Illness

December 20, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco The healing power of sports often flies under the radar. We all fight wars inside of our own heads, but for those living with mental illness,
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The Post Military Transition: Athletes of Valor Aiming To Put A Veteran On Every College Sports Team

December 15, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco The winds of change can be challenging and intimidating to even the most badass heroes on our planet. That’s why former Marine Sergeant Alex Stone, 30,
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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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Small Goals Lead To Big Dreams For Dawn Macomber, The First Woman Paralympic Bobsledder

December 6, 20160

By Kristen Gowdy Dawn Macomber has never been one to dream big. Her goals have always been attainable, manageable targets that lead her to the next step. It’s been the
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From Striding To Sepsis, SaraMae Hollandsworth Loses Feet But Becomes A Better Athlete

December 1, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco There’s no easy way to receive and endure adversity. Most of the time, we can’t prepare ourselves for it. Our culture tells us to ignore it,
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P2P’s Top Five Stories: November 2016

December 1, 20160

Our top five stories from November based on page views: 5. Elite Runner Becky Wade Ran Over 3,500 Miles To Study Running Cultures Across The Globe Sure, running will leave
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Tennessee Titans’ Wesley Woodyard Extends Himself To Former City, Hosts Annual Toy Drive In Denver

November 30, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco The NFL season is undoubtedly grueling, and with just one lone bye week giving players a four-day break, most hightail it to the beach, or barricade
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More On The Mat: Wrestle Like A Girl Encourages Young Women To Start Wrestling

November 29, 20160

  By Shannon Scovel A revolution is starting in women’s wrestling, and new shoes are only part of the story. When American wrestler Sally Roberts won the bronze medal at
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Suzy Favor Hamilton, Gevvie Stone, And More Athletes Reflect On Gratitude And Their Thanksgiving Traditions

November 24, 20160

Happy Thanksgiving, Purpose2Play readers! In honor of the day, we checked in with six athletes we did feature stories on this year to see what their Thanksgiving traditions are and
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Ultrarunner, Paleo Treats’ Co-Founder Nik Hawks Is About Nourishing The Mind As Much As The Body

November 22, 20161

  By Kim Constantinesco If you ask Nik Hawks, the worst kind of pain can end if you catch a sliver of perspective about human potential. The 39-year-old from San
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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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Teachable Moments: Elite Golf Coach Corey Lundberg on the Changing World of Golf Instruction

November 15, 20160

  By Patti Putnicki Anyone who has played the sport knows the truth: golf is a wicked-hard game that’s as much shot choice, mental focus and course strategy as it
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