Dear 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 for letting all of us see all of you.

Live 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 me. I just shook my head. I couldn’t believe it.

Saying 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.

My Mile-a-Minute, 16-Year-Old Life Since the Rio Olympics

It’s been really nice to be able to draw on my Olympic experience in my day-to-day life. But there’s still a bunch of stuff that being in the Olympics can’t help you out with. Cooking breakfast, for example.

Title 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 room, six days a week. When I run, I clear my…

What the (Blank)?: Ibtihaj Muhammad

Next up in the Rio Olympics edition of What the (Blank)? is USA Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. Yes, this is her real handwriting.

The Face of Change

When people think of an American Olympic athlete, they probably don't picture someone who looks like me. Black. Muslim.

What You Don’t Know About: Rowing

There are a few words frequently associated with boat rides. Relaxing, peaceful, some even say they’re romantic. Unfortunately, the ones that I go on aren’t any of those things.

What Ali Meant to Me

When I stood on the podium in Mexico City in 1968, you were with me.

The Road to the College World Series

The 39th squad in school history also happens to be one of the most successful. The Michigan softball team capped off its 2016 season with a three-game sweep of Rutgers, which helped earn the Wolverines their 20th Big Ten championship, and ninth in a…

What the (Blank)?: Michigan Softball

Next up in our What the (Blank)? series is the entire University of Michigan softball team.... Yes, the entire team. And yes, this is their real handwriting.

Meet Team USA's First Hijab-Wearing Muslim Woman

Being Muslim in America right now is not easy. I think it’s especially tough for Muslim women who literally wear religion on our sleeve, in a sense.