12-Story Library Editor Pick
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…
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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