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Women in Sports

Over the last century, female athletes have emerged as powerful voices for equality. Many of these heroes — as well as male advocates for gender equality — have shared their personal stories with The Players’ Tribune. Read their firsthand accounts of how they overcame the challenges they faced, and learn how they continue to inspire us all.

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It Never Ends
It Never Ends
Danica PatrickIt Never Ends

I get one more opportunity to head into the defining racing venue of my career with a single, achievable goal: Win.


Any Questions
Any Questions
Danica PatrickAny Questions

Even if how it all came together wasn’t exactly the way I would have liked, I realize now that this is the perfect way for me to finish...


To My Grandmother
To My Grandmother
Claressa ShieldsTo My Grandmother

You always told me that women can do anything we want. You always told me that I could do whatever I want. I wish you were here to see it.


26.2 in My Shoes
26.2 in My Shoes
Merry Lepper26.2 in My Shoes

Fifty-four years ago, I got away with a crime. I’m still proud of it today. I had showed up — uninvited — to the 16th running of the...