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  1. Endurance sports - Ultra swimming's triple crown is its own prize...

    Doug Williams

    Three iconic routes -- the English Channel, the Catalina Channel and the island of Manhattan -- make up ultra swimming's so-called triple crown and beckon athletes to their cold, lonely waters, writes Doug Williams.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  2. Endurance sports - Triathlete Russ Jones going strong after nearl...

    Doug Williams

    Pioneering triathlete Russ Jones is approaching 40 years in the sport and shows no signs of slowing down due to age, writes Doug Williams.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2014
  3. Endurance sports - Former Olympian Apolo Ohno now taking on triat...

    Doug Williams

    Apolo Ohno was once the best short-track speedskater in the world, but he's now challenging himself with the intricacies and difficulties of triathlons, writes Doug Williams.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2014
  4. Endurance sports - Gritty Scot Lesley Paterson balancing training...

    Doug Williams

    Champion off-road triathlete Lesley Paterson is branching out to mountain biking, while also juggling her career as a screenwriter, actress and coach, writes Doug Williams.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  5. Endurance sports - Steve Prefontaine's legend still growing after...

    Doug Williams

    The legend of Steve Prefontaine continues to grow at the University of Oregon, and elsewhere, even 40 years after his final collegiate race, writes Doug Williams.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2013
  6. Endurance sports - Vinecki runs in memory of late father

    Doug Williams

    Looking to raise money and awareness for the disease that claimed her father, 14-year-old Winter Vinecki aims to become the youngest to finish marathons on all seven continents.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2013
  7. Endurance: Marathoner Guor Maker has come long way from refugee r...

    Doug Williams

    As a child, Guor Maker escaped civil war and enslavement. Now, after 20 years away, a marathoner gets to go home again, writes Doug Williams

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2013
  8. The 33 best streaks in sports history

    Doug Williams

    After seeing the Los Angeles Lakers' winning streak come to an end at 33 games in 1972, forward Jim McMillian said NBA fans had seen something special. "We just finished a streak that I don't believe any other team is going to break," he told the ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  9. It's settled: Where The Wave first started

    Doug Williams

    The Guardian newspaper in Great Britain once opened up its online "Notes and Queries" feature to allow readers to make their claims as to when fans first did The Wave at a sports event. The answers: • At the World Cup in Mexico in 1986. ...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  10. Some Brits enjoy diamond more than gold

    Doug Williams

    This has been a gold-medal season for sports in Britain, with the Olympics in London, the first English victory in the Tour de France, and Wimbledon and the British Open having just concluded. Yet in the middle of the Summer Games, a small group o...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  11. Mike Hessman, the real-life Crash Davis

    Doug Williams

    Nobody ever sets out to be the best home run hitter in minor league baseball, and that includes Mike Hessman. But with 367 home runs over 17 professional seasons, Hessman is just that, a 34-year-old veteran with major league pop playing in Triple-...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  12. espnW: Maureen Mancuso's journey as a distance running pioneer

    Doug Williams

    Maureen Wilton Mancuso broke the marathon record at age 13, but it was decades later before she got her due as a pioneer in women's distance running.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2012
  13. Life of laughter for Paralympian Josh Blue

    Doug Williams

    As a boy in St. Paul, Minn., Josh Blue often was overlooked when teams were being picked for street football. Not by his friends who knew what he could do, especially as a receiver, but by the kids who'd never seen him before. "It's kind of fun...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  14. Which animal was nicknamed "Callaway" for eating golf balls?

    Doug Williams

    Welcome back to another edition of Page 2 Jeopardy!, the quiz that tests your knowledge of sports, pop culture and assorted trivia. Please remember to phrase your responses in the form of a question. (Correct questions at the end of the quiz.) 1. A...

    Blog | Conversation | March 30, 2012
  15. Celebrate leap year with Page 2 by commemorating the greatest lea...

    Doug Williams

    Page 2 celebrates leap year with the greatest leaps in history.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2012
  16. Cubans, Bassmasters converge in Page 2 Jeopardy!

    Doug Williams

    Welcome back to another edition of Page 2 Jeopardy!, the quiz that tests your knowledge of sports, pop culture and assorted trivia. Please remember to phrase your responses in the form of a question. (Correct questions at the end of the quiz.) 1....

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2012