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.
For world-champion hurdler Lashinda Demus, getting to tell her 4-year-old twin sons "Mommy won!" is a great reward for another successful race.
A week and a half after winning her first career world indoor title at 400 meters, Sanya Richards-Ross found another reason to celebrate: her husband's new contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Sanya Richards-Ross ran the fastest 400-meter time in the world this year in winning that event at the U.S. indoor track and field championships. Next up is the world indoor championships -- but her focus is still on the Olympic Games.
A foot injury has compromised Huddle's preparation for worlds, but the U.S. 5,000-meter champ and U.S. record-holder is focused on the London Games.
The 64-year-old's track career includes 100 world titles and more than 200 age-group records. She often competes in as many as 10 events in a meet.
California-based sprinter Carol Rodriguez, who runs for Puerto Rico, is focused on the finish line -- and on supporting her family through a financial crisis.
She passed away today, at age 57, leaving a legacy of world records and New York City Marathon triumphs that won't soon be forgotten.