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  1. Katie Ledecky wins two golds to open Pan Pacifics

    Katie Ledecky started her opening night program with a gold medal in the 200-meter freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships and finished it off by narrowly missing her own world record in the 800.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2014
  2. Miles and miles

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    On this day 60 years ago, Roger Bannister became the first person to break the four-minute mile. Then a 25-year-old English medical student, Bannister became an international sensation with his record-setting run of 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds in Oxford ...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  3. Wilma Rudolph Adds To Legacy

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    On this day in 1961, Wilma Rudolph set the world record for the indoor 60-yard dash with a blistering time of 6.9 seconds. Fresh off her dominant performance at the 1960 Rome Olympics in which she won three gold medals, the fastest woman in the world...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  4. Flashback: FloJo strikes gold

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    On this day in 1988, Florence Griffith Joyner struck gold in the 100 meters at the Seoul Olympics in a wind-assisted 10.54 seconds. Griffith Joyner would go on to win gold in the 200 meters -- in world-record time -- and the 100-meter relay at Seoul....

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  5. espnW -- Olympic pole vault champion Jenn Suhr shares love of ani...

    Cristina Goyanes

    When an undernourished baby deer popped up on her property, Olympic pole vault gold medalist and animal lover Jenn Suhr nursed her back to health.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2013
  6. espnW -- Paula Radcliffe talks about racing, records, recuperatin...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    It's been 10 years since Paula Radcliffe set a world record with her performance in the London Marathon. The racing legend talks about that day and how she's recuperating from injuries that forced her out of the 2012 Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  7. espnW -- Paula Radcliffe sidelined at 10th anniversary of her wor...

    Sarah Spain

    Paula Radcliffe set a world record at the Chicago Marathon a decade ago. She'll be at the finish line again Sunday -- only this time in a walking boot.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2012
  8. 2012 Olympics -- Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky swimming's new gen...

    Jackie MacMullan

    London may be Michael Phelps' fond farewell, but for the kid without a license (Katie Ledecky) and the girl with a closet full of overalls (Missy Franklin), the fun is just beginning.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  9. Elite women's preview: NYC Marathon

    Peter Gambaccini

    Kenya's Mary Keitany, who ran 2:19:19 to win the London Marathon in April, is the prohibitive favorite to win Sunday's New York City Marathon.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2011
  10. 2011 Pan American Games -- What's at stake

    Beau Dure

    The Pan American Games aren't just about the competition. In several sports, there are 2012 Olympic spots on the line. Here's espnW's sport-by-sport breakdown.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2011
  11. Commentary -- Negating existing records punishes heroic women

    Peter Gambaccini

    By invalidating Paula Radcliffe's 2:15:25 as a marathon world record, the IAAF is belittling one of the best performances in women's sports history.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2011
  12. Janet Evans inspires today's swimming stars

    John Molori

    When Janet Evans set the swimming world ablaze in the late 1980s and '90s, the sport's current stars -- Katie Hoff and Kate Ziegler -- were infants.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2011
  13. Angie Orellano-Fisher celebrating 60 years with a cycling world r...

    Leslie Goldman

    Angie Orellano-Fisher rang her 60th birthday by breaking a world record with a 3,010 tandem bike race across 12 states in just six days.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2011
  14. Remembering marathon legend and pioneer Grete Waitz

    Sarah Spain

    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.

    Blog | Conversation | April 19, 2011
  15. Kerri Walsh wins record 47th World Tour title

    Three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh won her record 47th FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour title Sunday, teaming with April Ross to beat Brazil's Juliana Felisberta Silva and Maria Antonelli 21-11, 21-18 in the Fuzhou Open final.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2014
  16. Impact 10 list: No. 3 Missy Franklin -espnW

    Jane McManus

    Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin picked up right where she left off in 2012, winning a record six gold medals at worlds and bypassing endorsements for a collegiate stint at Cal.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2013