Defying all odds, his left leg being nearly an inch shorter than his right and limping as he ran, Glenn Cunningham set all kinds of middle distance records in high school. At Kansas University he is remembered as being one of the university's all-time track greats.
There's still time to enjoy some of the most amazing feats of athletic achievement: The London Paralympics 2012! As a winner of 3 Paralympic medals, I know firsthand the dedication to training and perseverance required to compete at this level of sport.
What a fantastic Olympics we've just had. I miss the Games already. The spectacle was grand, but what I hope really last are the spirits of internationalism and participation in sport.
While no one can deny that Phelps is the greatest swimmer in history, it's silly to call him the "greatest Olympian." Anyone who's followed Olympic sports knows that swimming and multiple medals go together like vodka and regrets.
Oscar Pistorius' participation in the Olympic Games is no threat to the spirit of the competition; fear-mongering, intolerance and corruption certainly are.
At the Olympics this year, it means everything to me to represent Haiti. Despite the fact that I consider myself to be a Haitian-American, I've chosen to represent Haiti in an attempt to inspire people and showcase my country's dignity.
This question originally appeared on Quora. By Aaron Ellis, High School Track Coach Solid handoffs on 4X100m...
On Friday, Guor Marial and I spoke about his extraordinary Olympic journey: from Sudanese refugee, to New Hampshire high school student, to Iowa State track star and now London Olympian.
Wouldn't it be awesome to be one of those people who truly enjoys going out for a run? Recently, I closely observed this enviable species -- and in the process, uncovered a kinship between acupuncture and running.
At a time when the two nations were building bomb shelters, Dr. Leroy Walker and Al Buehler brought the two nations together for the USSR-USA Invitational Track Meet.
This question originally appeared on Quora. By Aaron Ellis, Track Coach I used to coach sprints alongside Do...
Dwain Chambers, the controversial sprinter who once broke the rules by taking the same drug that prosecutors claimed helped Barry Bonds slam homers, has struck a mighty blow for fairness.
When our students march across the stage in three weeks to graduate, there will be a personal story for many of them that will come to my mind as I shake each one of their hands.
Like so many of you, I have read countless articles, tweets, attended demonstrations and signed letters calling for justice for Trayvon Martin. But in the end it is an email from my Mother that has stayed with me.
Maryland's A.C.C. dominance ended after it won the conference meet in 1981. Today, Maryland men's track faces an uncertain future as one of six sports to be eliminated unless it can raise $4.2 million by July 1.
These competitive senior athletes really like to win. In their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and even at 100, they find competition invigorating. They are fighters, with women accepting black eyes and separated shoulders typically found in basketball games.