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NASCAR Confidential

Meet Paulie Harraka, a young up-and-coming NASCAR driver who realized that in the current economic climate, if he was going to break into the sport, he'd have to create stock...in himself. He's now two start-ups into his journey to NASCAR greatness. On…
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The Science of a Home Run | Andy Andres

The MLB’s Home Run Derby is a thrilling display of batting prowess, but Andy Andres, an award-winning biologist and baseball analyst, says that in reality, only 1 in 70 swings results in a home run. Hitting a homer calls for an instant when…
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Positive Energy and Boomerangs | John "MoleMan" Anthony

A boomerang is just like life, according to World Champion John “MoleMan” Anthony. “Whatever you throw out, comes back to you,” he says. Displaying a personality as colorful as his extensive collection of beautifully crafted boomerangs,…
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A Champion's Toolbox | Karen Smyers

Karen Smyers has survived a lot—a shard of glass severed part of her hamstring, she was hit by an 18-wheeler, and years later would discover that she had thyroid cancer.  More incredible than the magnitude of what she’s been through is…
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From Impossible Idea to Reality: the World's Fastest Sailboat | Vlad Murnikov

”All my life I have been designing and building increasingly unusual and innovative boats,” says Vlad Murnikov.  “I’m not new to controversy and doing impossible things.” Undeterred by living in land-locked Moscow, Vlad began…
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Following Your Dreams When Others Are Mean | Justine Siegal

When Justine Siegal’s daughter was born, Justine decided to stop looking for opportunities and start creating them.  She started  Baseball for All, an organization that helps girls play baseball. Through this organization, and as director…