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  1. Rekindling my passion at worlds

    Jessica Long

    As an athlete, I always want to push a little further and a little harder, but I can't be too disappointed with the three gold medals, one silver and one bronze I took home from the Paralympic swimming world championships last week. I scaled back my ...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  2. Enjoying every minute

    Jessica Long

    This year's paralympic world championships, which start Aug. 12 in Montreal, will be much different than every other past worlds. For one thing, my two very best friends won't be there. Anna Eames, Kelley Becherer and I have been "JAK" (Jessica-Anna-...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  3. The craziest (but best) experience of my life

    Jessica Long

    It was day three of the Paralympics when I started getting messages from Russian reporters on Facebook and Twitter. "We've found your family!" one said, with a photo of a Russian-looking family attached. Another asked if I'd go to Russia straight fr...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  4. I plan on winning a bunch of gold in London

    Jessica Long

    Every elite athlete is competitive, but my competitiveness is borderline crazy. I always want to be No. 1, even when it comes to finishing an ice cream first or walking through the door first. It's no fun to play board games with me, because I have t...

    Blog | May 29, 2012