Athletics

Black History Month – Female Athletes Who Changed the World

Can you imagine a sports world without the Williams sisters, Jackie Joyner Kersee or Gabby Douglas? It’s pretty difficult to picture, but there once was a time when women weren’t allowed to compete.  And there was also a time when black athletes weren’t allowed to be on the same playing field as white people. Fortunately, …

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How Early Exposure to so Many Sports Opened My Door to Rowing

By Julia Darnton, Assistant Director of Operations, Game On! Sports Camps 4 Girls Up until age 5, I thought everyone’s parents were competitive cross-country skiers. In my family, I was used to my parents hiring a sitter for me and my two younger brothers so they could train for their next 50-kilometer ski marathon. My …

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College Club Sports: Consider as Valuable Alternative to Varsity Play

Thanks in part to Title IX, opportunities for you to participate in sports as part of your college experience have expanded substantially. Yet when thinking about competing on behalf of your school, you tend to think varsity sports. I’d like to take this opportunity to expand your horizons in case your radar is limited. Two …

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Run Like a Girl: Endurance Racing

Endurance racing can be intimidating but once you make the leap, the amount of support and encouragement that comes from the community is infectious. Not surprisingly, many of the races for women benefit a female-targeted charity or cause. Here are some great events to check out: 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Fight Breast …

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USA Track & Field rings the NASDAQ Closing Bell

What do the stock market and athletics have to do with one another? Usually not too much but today, Olympians from the USA Track & Field team including Allyson Felix (Olympic gold medalist and 3 time World Champion sprinter), Chelsea Johnson (2009 silver medalist in the pole vault) and Trey Hardee (Olympian and 2009 World …

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UPDATE: An athlete who refuses to act her age

Just because you grow up doesn’t mean you have to give up sports.  Next weekend the 2009 World Masters Games kick off in Sydney (for those that don’t know, that’s a comp  for athletes 40 years of age and older.) One  athlete preparing for the Games is truly in a class by herself.  Aussie Ruth …

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No Teammates, No Problem

This story has been reported quite a bit the last couple days – and for good reason. It demonstrates the power of one. Bonnie Richardson, from Rochelle, Texas (population 600), has accomplished what no other Texas high school track and field athlete has ever achieved: back-to-back team state championships – by herself. The story of …

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Live Blogging from the adidas Track Classic Saturday, May 16 4pm-7pm PT

(Ed. Note: WomenTalkSports.com co-founder and steeplechaser Ann Gaffigan will be at the Home Depot Center today using some cool new technology to live blog from the adidas Track Classic.  Followers can comment, interact, and get lots of behind-the-scenes commentary so if you’re a T&F fan, don’t miss this coverage). I will be live-blogging (below) from …

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