On Sunday at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, American sprinter Tori Bowie became the unlikely winner of the 100m race, making her the fastest woman in the world. She claimed the title in memorable fashion, chasing down and edging out the Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josée Ta Lou by one-hundredth of a second. Her 10.85s speed […]
Day in and day out, female athletes perform feats that are nothing short of heroic. They inspire others to be great, they bounce back from injuries, battle with archenemies and do awe-inspiring things with their bodies. There’s no denying it, GladiatHers® are our real-life superheroes.
I want my legacy to be based on the success of the people who come through the doors of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation. I want to be known by the lives we’ve changed and horizons we’ve broadened in people who have left their environments to better themselves but come back to their neighborhoods to make a difference.
Sigh. Hope Solo. Instead of talking about what a great goalie and representative of women’s sports she is, we’ve spent the majority of August talking about what a poor sport she is. She’s seriously been a public relations nightmare and I can only imagine that her management team is in full-on crisis management mode right now. […]
The Olympics have come and gone. I must say, aside from Ryan Lochte’s full-on frat bro display of stupidity and utter disrespect, I enjoyed what I saw. I was unquestionably entertained and inspired. I actually think that it’s the inspiration piece that really makes the Olympics so great. Not only are athletes providing entertainment and […]
We’re six whole days into the 2016 Olympics in Rio and the GladiatHers® of the world have not disappointed. They’re setting personal, Olympic and world records; inspiring us with their stories of perseverance and triumph; and even disappointing us in heartbreaking losses. The Olympics are absolutely meeting and surpassing my expectations. But in the midst […]
I LOVE the Olympics. I’m really not even exaggerating when I say that. I haven’t missed the opportunity to watch any of them since the time I had the slightest bit of control over what I watch. And for an unreasonably long time, I just KNEW I was going to one day compete in them […]