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The Playing Field
The Playing Field
Ibtihaj MuhammadThe Playing Field

Ibtihaj Muhammad is passionate about changing the landscape of women’s sports. And she aims to inspire the next woman to do the same.


I Was Broken
Katelyn OhashiI Was Broken

There was a time where I was on top of the world, an Olympic hopeful. I was unbeatable. Until I wasn't.


The Godfather
The Godfather
Mikey GarciaThe Godfather

I want to tell you guys about someone who’s meant a lot to me. This guy has nothing. Well, except for one thing: boxing.


Endurance
Tim DonEndurance

In October, Ironman world record holder Tim Don broke his neck after being struck by a car. Six months later, he ran the Boston Marathon.


The Rookie
The Rookie
Brendon HartleyThe Rookie

In 2009, I was one injury or illness away from racing an F1 car. That close. And that’s when it all began to fall apart.


My Two Scents
My Two Scents
Adam RipponMy Two Scents

What do you get when you put Olympic bronze medalist Adam Rippon in a room lit only by a pair of scented candles?


Inside the Olympics
Inside the Olympics
Jamie AndersonInside the Olympics

Ever wonder what it’s like to be an athlete at the Olympics? U.S. snowboarder Jamie Anderson used her phone to go behind the scenes of...


40–0
40–0
The Players' Tribune40–0

Reigning WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder successfully defended his title against Luis Ortiz with a 10th-round knockout at the...


Dear Gus
Dear Gus
Pip KenworthyDear Gus

I always told you to follow your heart with passion. You did it. You still do. I love you for that. Thank you, Gus, for being you — and...


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.


So Damn Lucky
So Damn Lucky
Morgan HoffmannSo Damn Lucky

In November 2016 I was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, an incurable disease. The last few months have been the most trying of my...


This Is Obsession
This Is Obsession
Francis NgannouThis Is Obsession

I didn’t want heaven. Not even close. I just wanted a gym. A place to belong. And I wanted to train, because the only thing that...


Don't Panic
Don't Panic
Ricky CarmichaelDon't Panic

If you’ve never ridden before, Supercross might appear to be a relatively simple thing -- as if the bike is really doing the work. In...


Invisible Pain
Invisible Pain
Mike LeeInvisible Pain

Let me tell you something that 99% of the people in my life don’t know about me. I wake up every single morning in pain. Every. Single....


Letter to My Dad
Letter to My Dad
Charlotte FlairLetter to My Dad

I think that’s when I realized, for the first time, that I was truly ready. That I was truly my father’s daughter. That I was truly a Flair.


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...


Driver and Engineer
Driver and Engineer
Simon PagenaudDriver and Engineer

Even though he’s from France and I’m from Florida — which is not France — we clicked immediately. We looked at racing the same way.


Fora da Favela
Fora da Favela
Adriano de SouzaFora da Favela

Não cresci em uma bela cidade praiana. Nem mesmo sabia que nós estávamos perto da água. Eu nunca vi o mar enquanto eu crescia. Tudo que...


Out of the Favela
Out of the Favela
Adriano de SouzaOut of the Favela

I didn’t grow up in some beautiful beach town. I didn’t even know we were close to water. I never saw it growing up. All I saw, all I...


My Way
My Way
Coco VandewegheMy Way

In February 2011, I cracked the top 100 for the first time. But all I was thinking was, "I just made a huge mistake."


Stag
Stag
Natasha HastingsStag

When you’re an athletic girl, I think there’s this notion that you’re not as feminine as a girl who plays with dolls. And for some...


Live Better
Live Better
Oksana MastersLive Better

When I looked down my entire leg was gone. No knee, no ankle. Nothing. Just like that. My mom and the doctors were all gathered around...


New York City Huge
New York City Huge
OlofmeisterNew York City Huge

If you follow e-sports, you might know me as “olofmeister.” You might not know me at all of course, but as I like to say: I’m not the...


The Drive of My Life
The Drive of My Life
Takuma SatoThe Drive of My Life

Nothing gets you ready for the final few miles of a Sunday at Indy. Unless you’ve been there before. In the 2012 race, I was there. And...


Saying Goodbye
Saying Goodbye
Paige SelenskiSaying Goodbye

Is 26 too old to keep playing? I don’t think so. But that’s where I am now — 26 and ready for the next chapter of my life story.


Brick City
Brick City
Shakur StevensonBrick City

I want to keep putting on for my city. I want to make Newark proud. And I know it’s that time. That time to be great.


The Kid in the Red Shirt
The Kid in the Red Shirt
Sean FoleyThe Kid in the Red Shirt

It’s amazing to me that it’s been 20 years since Tiger's historic victory. But it’s even more amazing to me that I ended up getting to...


You Don't Know Me
You Don't Know Me
Pat PerezYou Don't Know Me

I just turned 41, and while I don’t feel like I need to win everybody over, I do think it’s necessary to set some things straight.


To My Dad
To My Dad
Billy HurleyTo My Dad

From 2017: After 18 months of reading stories about your death, our family has decided to focus on something else: your life.


The Young Savage
The Young Savage
AmnesiacThe Young Savage

It’s not like I started playing Hearthstone with this goal of becoming one of the best players in the world. I just got the game, played...


천하무적
천하무적
Faker천하무적

난 이상혁이다. 해외 팬분들께서는 “신”, 한국팬 분들께서는 “죽일 수 없는 대마왕”이라고 불러주시는데, 나는 “신”이라는 호칭이 더 좋다. 왠지 대마왕 보다 신이 더 높은 느낌이 든다. 게임 중에는, 단순히 “페이커”. 스무살에 난 아직...


Unkillable
Unkillable
FakerUnkillable

My name is Lee Sang-hyeok. My American fans call me “God.” My Korean fans know me as “the Unkillable Demon King.” I actually prefer God,...


First Step: Tony Finau
First Step: Tony Finau
Tony FinauFirst Step: Tony Finau

We all have a different story but we're connected as one through our culture. I'm happy to come back to where I know my roots are.


Title Track
Title Track
Allyson FelixTitle Track

To stay on top in my sport takes a lot of hard work and practice. I spend around three hours on the track and two hours in the weight...


Perfect Day
Perfect Day
Carissa MoorePerfect Day

You’ve heard that quote, “Imagine what you could do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” It totally came into my mind.


The Return to the Top
The Return to the Top
Dan CarterThe Return to the Top

When you're a professional athlete, and reach the point when your mind and body are no longer on the same page, that usually means...


Fire
Fire
Kyle BuschFire

The day before this year’s Daytona 500, I hit a wall head-on at 90-miles-per-hour during an Xfinity Series race. I could see the wall...


The Good Ones
The Good Ones
Andy MurrayThe Good Ones

My best friend, Ross Hutchins, got cancer at 28. I remember my exact internal reaction when I found out the news. It wasn’t stress. It...


Restoration
Restoration
Mike SchultzRestoration

Most people don’t think twice about simple movements, but when you don’t have both ankles, a knee, or part of an arm, it makes things...


Learning to Swim
Learning to Swim
Cullen JonesLearning to Swim

The thing I remember most is the feeling of not being able to breathe. Sheer helplessness. It can take as little as 20 seconds for a kid...


The Finish Line
The Finish Line
Meb KeflezighiThe Finish Line

While I take a lot of pride in my podium finishes, some of the most memorable races weren’t about where I finished, but how I finished.


The City
The City
James BlakeThe City

For me, it’s always been New York. The fabric of New York — all of it, from the good to the bad and then back again — is inextricable...


Summer Games
Summer Games
Jed JacobsohnSummer Games

The Olympic Games are the ultimate test of sport, with a diversity of competition and competitors that simply doesn’t exist anywhere...


Water Wars
Water Wars
Robert BeckWater Wars

In water polo, it's never a leisurely day at the pool. One of the first team sports of the modern Olympics, water polo still doesn't...