12-Story Library Editor Pick
Eliud Kipchoge, a long-distance runner from Kenya, set a new marathon record in September 2018. He ran the Berlin marathon in 2 hours, 1 minute, and 39 seconds. Kipchoge broke the previous record set in 2014 by Dennis Kimetto, another athlete from Kenya. He had trained hard and focused on…
Simone Biles grabbed the world's attention when she won four Olympic gold medals in gymnastics at the 2016 Olympics. Now Simone is using her fame to help others. As a child, Simone's mother was unable to care for her, so Simone and her sister had to enter foster care. Later…
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Video: Derek Jeter Visits Japan
New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter took in some high school baseball games while visiting Tokyo, Japan.
Olympics Sports Tweets
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RT @LamoureuxTwins: Mic drop when @bonnieblair comes to town! She was an example of the Olympic dream we always had when we were little and…(about 2 days ago)