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For the first time since 2000, Usain Bolt won’t be competing in the Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter retired from the Games in 2016. The eight-time gold medalist misses the competition but enjoys spending time with his toddler daughter more. Bolt is looking forward to cheering on his teammates this summer.…
Kick after kick after kick. For 18 years, NFL player Shane Lechler dominated the punting game, demonstrating excellent technique, mental toughness, and incredible consistency. His 47.6 yards-per-kick average over 18 seasons is the best in NFL history. Lechler, who officially announced his retirement in spring 2019, is a former player…
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…
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