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College Runner Battled Eating Disorder, Seeks To Improve Mental Health Among Student Athletes

November 8, 20160

  By Dani Wexelman The promise of a bright and exciting future stood at Claire Smith’s heels. She played sports as far back as she can remember, and she always
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Dave Clark Played Pro Baseball On Crutches, Now Provides Sports Opportunities To Those With Special Needs

November 2, 20160

  By Alaa Abdeldaiem Dave Clark didn’t know if he would ever get his chance. A polio survivor, Clark was without full use of his legs, and his stunted growth
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P2P’s Top Five Stories: October 2016

November 1, 20160

Our most read stories from October saw all kinds of barriers being broken. Have a look: 5. Roller Derby Athlete’s Clothing Company Aims To Debunk Myth That Fitness Is All
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How A Blind Triathlete And His Guide Took On The 2016 IRONMAN World Championship

October 20, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco When you think of an Ironman race, you think massive individual effort, not necessarily “team sport.” For Michael Somsan and Dominic Bernardo, completing a 2.4-mile swim,
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Roller Derby Athlete’s Clothing Company Aims To Debunk Myth That Fitness Is All About “Being Skinny”

October 19, 20160

  By Shannon Scovel On the full contact roller derby battleground, Micki Krimmel tries to outperform other women on opposing teams in every race.  Off the rink, however, she hopes
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Boston Bruins’ David Backes And Wife, Kelly, Recruit Athletes To Save Homeless Pets

October 18, 20160

  By Lilly Kashishian You know the feeling. Your heart is rapidly pounding and a rush of energy jolts through your bones. Most refer to it as an adrenaline rush,
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The First Mother-Daughter ‘Duo Team’ Conquers The Chicago Marathon

October 17, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco Team Ari is their name. Making disabilities disappear is their game. On October 9, 2016, Kelli Tanghe, and her 16-year-old daughter, Arianna, became the first mother-daughter
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Marine Corps Vet Eric Morante Working To Make Boxing A Paralympic Sport

October 5, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco In boxing, defeat comes not when one falls, but when one goes down and fails to get back up. Retired Marine Corps Sergeant Eric Morante, 31,
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Florida Teen Who Has Autism Becomes Star Athlete, Special Olympics Ambassador

October 3, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco At six-foot-four, Thomas Shervington was born to play basketball. And tennis. And softball. And soccer. And golf. And bocce. The reason extends well beyond his size
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P2P’s Top Five Stories: September 2016

October 1, 20160

Looking back at our top five stories from September, which include features on some athletes with extraordinarily rich narratives. 5. South Dakota High School Football Team Suits Up Every Sunday
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George Chmiel Going BeastMode In His Run From San Diego To NYC To Support Military Vets

September 29, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco George Chmiel is currently sidestepping and springing over venomous desert snakes. Thus far, they’ve littered his 3,031-mile route from San Diego to New York City. “It’s
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How Dave Stevens Became The First Person Without Legs To Play College Football And Pro Baseball

September 27, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco Dave Stevens has lived arguably one of the greatest sports stories that you’ve never heard of. The 50-year-old, who resides in Bristol, Conn., became the first
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U.S. Rowing Silver Medalist Gevvie Stone Moves Swiftly On Water, Up The Ranks In Medicine

September 26, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of U.S. rowing silver medalist Gevvie Stone. She’s the one moving swiftly on top of the water and
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Bipolar Disorder As A Family Disease: Diving In With Former Olympic Runner Suzy Favor Hamilton

September 20, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco No different from cancer, severe mental illness is a disease that affects the entire family. Former middle-distance runner and three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton, 48, knows
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Losing His Father While Steamrolling Cancer, Denver City Councilman and Athlete Gains Perspective

September 19, 20160

By Kim Constantinesco Denver City Councilman Albus Brooks, 37, only knows one speed: A mile a minute. While the former University of Colorado safety and linebacker was working on developing
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