A 76% Physically Challenged Catalan Athlete is the World's First to Complete a Marathon
***This post was written using information from Wilson Blog and The Straits Times***. Alex Roca Campillo is a 32-year-old Spaniard from Barcelona who has done what many people thought was unachievable. Alex's cerebral palsy and physical disability, which affected 76% of the left side of his body, were identified at the tender age of 6 months after he contracted herpetic viral encephalitis (cerebral herpes). The doctors wrote Alex off as a hopeless case, but his doggedness and perseverance have made him an inspiration.
A Message To All The Sports Parents Out There
We see you. We see the countless practices and games. We know the costs associated with tournaments. We understand the sacrifice. But we also know it's worth it. We know it teaches them life long lessons. We applaud you too.
Opinion: NFL Man of the Year winner to be announced soon
Payton’s motto was Never Die Easy, aptly describing his playing philosophy; he refused to run out of bounds deliberately…opponents who tried to tackle him took his punishment while trying to force him down or out of bounds. In our opinion, this is a message to The Chiefs and The Eagles on Game Day...
This Olympic Champion Will Be Visiting Derby Street For One Day Only
Photo by(Photo by Anthony : )) (HINGHAM, MA) A popular bookstore in Hingham has revealed that they will be hosting a book signing and meet & greet event at their Derby Street location! This event comes just in time for the holidays, as you can get a personalized book signed for the athlete in your life! This event will host Olympic Champion, Nathan Chen, who released this week his memoir, One Jump at a Time: My Story.
Ultrarunning & The Importance of Protein
I've been an endurance athlete for a long time, but I haven't always been strong and thriving. For many years, I battled an eating disorder that resulted in me being weaker, more prone to injury, and of course, unhappy. During this time, I embraced a vegan diet under the false pretense that it would be both healthier and better for the planet. I stopped eating meat, then I stopped eating dairy and other animal products. My protein sources were mostly tofu, tempeh, and beans. I occasionally drank a protein shake, but found most of them hard to stomach.
A Proud Dad Moment
There are many moments that make a dad proud, but this radio interview was special.
A Week of Training for an Ultramarathon
The most common question I get about running ultras is how much I train. Depends, is always my answer. My training load depends on the race I’m training for, how healthy I am, how busy I am, and how tired I am. However, I typically run 45 miles each week at a minimum, and strength train at least twice. This week, I was three weeks out from my 100 miler and coming off big training week.
Veteran Para Athlete Brian "Big Country" Conwell Wins 5 Medals at Tempe Wheelchair Games
Brian Conwell recently competed in the Tempe Wheelchair Games in Arizona, winning several medals. The multi-event competitor trained for months to prepare for the games. Brian has competed in multiple events across the country after an industrial accident led to the loss of use of his legs during active duty.
(Opinion) The Browns are in real trouble
No matter what happens this season, the Cleveland Browns are in serious trouble. If they win, they still lose in the eyes of many fans. If they lose, they lose. The Browns are in the middle of a total quarterback mess, and relief seems to be far off in the distance.
A Timeline of My Eating Disorder
I am 9 years old, sitting in my fourth-grade spelling class. Despite my advanced reading ability, I am a sub-par speller, and studying at a third-grade level. In preparation for an upcoming test, the teacher has positioned the students in a circle, and we’re going around the room spelling words she assigns us out loud. When my turn comes, the teacher says, “chubby.” “Chubby” I say, “c-h-u-b-b-y.” As soon as I finish spelling the word, a boy next to me whispers audibly, “Yeah you are!” My heart feels too big, my face too hot. No one has every bullied me before. The same boy taunts me for the rest of the school year, and for the first time, I wonder what it means to be fat.
Any Body is an Athlete's Body
It is no small secret that eating disorders plague the athletic world: the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), states that over one-third of female athletes exhibit disordered behaviors that put them "at-risk" for anorexia nervosa. Though most athletes with eating disorders are female, male athletes are also at risk—especially those competing in sports that often over-emphasize athlete’s diet, appearance, size, and weight, such as wrestling, bodybuilding, dancing, skating, crew, and running.
Interview with Destiny Littleton, “One Of One”
In 2019 Destiny Littleton transferred from Texas to the University of South Carolina. Now, Destiny Littleton is competing in her senior basketball season at South Carolina. Littleton is 5’9 and a guard for the Gamecocks. I had the great pleasure of speaking with Destiny Littleton about her journey in life and basketball. Continue reading to hear about Destiny Littleton, her love for the game, and her goals in life.
Chloe Jackson: Former WNBA athlete, current stylist, & now forthcoming entrepreneur
For the once decorated WNBA player, Chloe Jackson, fashion was always a lingering passion, so her becoming a stylist came to no surprise. Now her journey encompasses a grand opening of an imminent business committed to the art of styling.
Deonte Holden on finding balance in success
At 26 years old, Deonte Holden has accumulated an impressive resume that involves endeavors with education, sports, and business. Amid chaos, the triple threat go-getter has continuously maintained success, whilst staying balanced.