High School Cross Country Team Trains With Shelter Dogs

Talk about the best idea for a high school cross country workout ever! Students from St. Joseph’s High School in Santa Maria, CA took shelter dogs out for their morning run. The idea is the brainchild of Coach Luis Escobar. Coach Escobar explained on Facebook, “Each team member was assigned a dog and we went out for a couple miles around the shelter. I am not sure who was more excited and having the most fun…the dogs or the kids.”

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Olympic Gymnastics Superstar Simone Biles Is Also A Former Foster Child

Gymnast Simone Biles is on the verge of Olympics superstardom as she represents the USA and wows the world with her incredible talent at the Rio Summer Games. She also has an incredible backstory. The Bleacher Report shares that Simone and her siblings were born to a mother who had incredible challenges with drug and alcohol addiction. Things got so bad that authorities in Ohio, where Simone was born, intervened and took the kids away. With the kids in foster

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Uber Passenger Makes It Possible For Driver To See His Son Compete In Rio

Turns out there is so much more to Uber than getting a ride. One very grateful Uber driver is finding that out. The Washington Post reports driver Ellis Hill found that out as he gave passenger Liz Willock a ride as she was leaving the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The two got to chatting about one thing and another when the subject of the Olympics came up. Liz mentioned she knew someone who would be competing. Ellis did her

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Runner Adopting Dog Who Followed Him Through Gobi Desert Race

Extreme runner Dion Leonard has had some incredible experiences as he’s run ultra-marathons around the world. The week-long race he recently ran through China’s Gobi Desert is one he will never forget. Leonard might’ve been keeping an eye out for competitors. Instead, he caught the eye of a little dog who decided to go along for the run through the desert. That would’ve been cute for a mile or two. This dog would not give up. She followed Leonard for

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Artist Celebrates How Female Olympians Show Beautiful Women’s Bodies Come In Many Sizes

Looks like if one artist has her way, female Olympians will give us all a great reminder that strong, beautiful women’s bodies come in many shapes and sizes. Wendy Fox first got the idea while watching the 2012 Olympics in London. She noticed that these champions came in so many shapes and sizes, that they were beautiful and strong in their own way, depending on their sport. She collected information and stats on the 276 women who won gold medals in London

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How This Teenager From A Tiny African Nation Is Swimming Through Personal Pain

Swimming events at the upcoming Rio Olympics will no doubt be some of the most popular of the entire games. USA, Russia, Poland, Australia–they all have strong contenders heading into the games. But one of the best stories might be about a teenager from the small African nation of Malawi. Save your surfing over to a geography site. It’s also home to an incredibly inspiring teenager with an electric smile. Amy Montalvo of OnePass Productions has the story of Amarra

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Identical Triplets Aim To Make History Running At The Olympics

No need to adjust your screen–those really are identical triplets you’re seeing. Three sisters with a big goal! Leila, Liina, and Lily Luik hope to make Olympic history when they run the women’s marathon this summer in Brazil. The Guardian newspaper reports that plenty of twins have competed in the Olympics, but triplets? Identical ones, at that? This Rio Trio from Estonia will be a first. How do they make this work? What are they like in action? Take a

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Shaquille O’Neal Goes Undercover As A Lyft Driver

Ever wondered what it would be like to get a ride from Shaquille O’Neal? Wonder no more. See what happens when Shaq tries to go undercover as a Lyft driver in Atlanta to surprise passengers. Turns out when you’re 7’1” and an entertainer on the court and in front of the camera, it’s hard to surprise anyone. I’ve seen a few of these undercover bits. This one made me laugh aloud more times than I can count. Kudos to Shaq

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How Women Took Over The World Of Running

Full disclosure–running has long been my drug of choice. Ever since high school, when Coach Chuck Kloes turned me into a very successful junior varsity cross country runner, which pretty much meant I finished the race. I’ve been running one way or another ever since. Now, The Wall Street Journal says I’m part of a growing trend and didn’t even know it. Women are taking over the world and business of running. So many women are participating in weekend events,

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Pro Golfer Strips Down To Underwear To Save Drowning Baby Bird

Pro golfer Greg Owen showed this week that he can get into the swing of things when it comes to saving a baby bird. Look what happened as Owen was playing a practice round, getting ready for The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Florida. He and his playing partners saw a baby bluebird fall out of a tree and into the course pond on the 16th hole. So many people would’ve just shrugged their shoulders and played

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