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  1. espnW -- Chrissie Wellington, four-time Ironman world champion, s...

    Mackenzie Lobby

    Triathlons aren't tough enough? Retired four-time Ironman champion Chrissie Wellington will join three others in trying to tackle the three highest peaks in the U.K. in 48 hours for charity -- while running and biking, not hiking and driving.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2014
  2. espnW -- Pioneers of men's roller derby credit women for paving w...

    Andy Frye

    Roller derby stars like Suzy Hotrod and Bonnie Thunders deserve credit for paving the way for men's roller derby, which will stage its inaugural Men's Roller Derby World Cup this weekend, Team USA stars say.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2014
  3. Sochi snapshots

    Lindsey Van

    Lindsey Van was the first women's ski jumping world champion, in 2009, and was part of the sport's Olympic debut in Sochi. Van, who placed 15th overall in the competition, takes us through her Olympic experience. I'm here with Japan's Noriaki Kasai ...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  4. In a good place

    Erin Hamlin

    Heading into a third Olympic Games is something I never expected to be doing. I was a surprise member of the Olympic luge team in 2006 because I was just a junior athlete at the time. Then in 2010, I was the world champion in women's singles going in...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  5. Ski jumping wonderland

    Lindsey Van

    Veteran ski jumper Lindsey Van was one of three women named Wednesday to the 2014 U.S. Olympic team. Van, 29, was the first women's ski jumping world champion, in 2009, and will now be a part of the sport's Olympic debut on the women's side in Sochi....

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  6. espnW -- Training Tracks: Arielle Gold

    Dimity McDowell

    As she trains with an eye toward becoming an Olympian, snowboarder Arielle Gold gets a lift from her brother, who's also a Sochi hopeful.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2014
  7. Recovering Sarah Hendrickson eyes Sochi - espnW

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Four months after reconstructive knee surgery, world champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson has been cleared to begin training, but her goal is no longer an Olympic gold medal -- she's just hoping to make the team.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  8. Happy Birthday, McKayla Maroney

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    Happy birthday, McKayla Maroney! The gymnast and internet sensation can now legally vote -- she turns 18 today. The reigning world champion on the vault and a member of the gold-medal-winning Team USA at the 2012 Olympics, Maroney is one of the most ...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  9. Happy birthday, Katarina Witt!

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    Happy birthday, Katarina Witt! The iconic figure skater turns 48 today. The two-time Olympic gold medalist (1984, 1988), four-time world champion (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988) and six-time European champion (1983-1988) is one of the most decorated skaters...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  10. Ryan Lochte, Katie Ledecky win top honors at Golden Goggles

    Ryan Lochte and Olympic and world champion Katie Ledecky won male and female athlete of the year at the Golden Goggles as USA Swimming honored its top performers.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2013
  11. Autumn travels

    Lindsey Van

    Lindsey Van made history in 2009 by becoming the first women's ski jumping world champion. Now she's training for the Sochi Olympics, where her sport will be contested in the Games for the first time. She gives us a look at what this past fall was li...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  12. Katie Ledecky wins USA Swimming athlete of year

    Olympic and world champion Katie Ledecky has been selected USA Swimming athlete of the year.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2013
  13. W Wants To Know: Michelle Kwan

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    Michelle Kwan, a nine-time U.S. figure skating champion, five-time world champion and two-time Olympic medalist, currently works for the U.S. State Department and serves on the board of Special Olympics International. The 33-year-old legend recently ...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  14. espnW -- Trampoline Olympian Savannah Vinsant rising quickly

    Graham Hays

    An early fear of heights couldn't keep Savannah Vinsant off the trampoline, and now she could be soaring toward medal contention at the Rio Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  15. espnW -- Raimi Merritt follows father's footsteps

    Melissa Isaacson

    A world champ in water skiing, Steve Merritt passed on his passion for the sport to his kids, with his youngest daughter, Raimi, taking up wakeboarding.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2013
  16. espnW -- Jenny Simpson retraces tracks to track as she prepares t...

    Mackenzie Lobby

    World champion Jenny Simpson wasn't born to be a runner. A desire to make friends in her new grade school got her off her horse and on the track to greatness.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2013