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One reason why athletes are often admired by the masses is that they often push themselves to the limits to do amazing things—whether it's scoring 38 points with the flu in Game Five of the NBA Finals, winning the U.S. Open with an ACL-stricken left knee, or rowing across the Atlantic Ocean solo style. Is it truly mind over matter? Sanity over insanity? Or just the fact that once an individual gets past the rationalization factor of "playing it safe," one is capable of doing what's deemed impossible? Katie Spotz, a sensational 22-year-old adventurer and athlete from Mentor, OH, knows a thing ...
Marilou Dozois-Prévost is certainly no stranger to the international weightlifting competition stage. Having competed in the Beijing Olympics last year, the Commonwealth Games, as well as a few World Weightlifting Championships, she has shown promise into becoming one of the top athletes of her sport. Training and competing in a few local events back in her native Canada, Prévost is preparing for this year's World Weightlifting Championships in Goyang, South Korea (Nov. 17-29). Previously, this sensational 23-year-old in action was last seen in action at the '08 Games, placing 10th in the 48kg (105.82 lbs) weight class. About 14 months later, Prévost has upgraded, ...
It is a day which still replays vividly in my mind as if it happened recently. All the sights, the sounds, and moods from those 24 hours on a Tuesday, a mid-September date in 2001, are fresh and poignant. September 11, often referred to as 9/11, was one of the darker chapters of our world's fickle history. However, nobody could have predicted that horrible chain of events on the morning of that tragic date. Eight years ago, I woke up and began getting ready for another routine, monotonous day at Bellingham High School in southeastern Massachusetts. I was a 10th ...

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