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Suzy Favor Hamilton

July 28, 2016
Suzy Favor Hamilton

Like many great athletes, Suzy knew what she wanted to do with her life early on. She began running when she was just nine years old, and soon found recognition for her hard work. In high school, she won three National Junior titles; an achievement recognized in 2010 with her induction into the US National High School Sports Hall of Fame. Further titles and awards came pouring in throughout her college years, where Suzy won a record nine NCAA Titles and 32 Big-Ten Championships while attending the University of Wisconsin. She won the Honda Cup and Babe Zaharias Awards for Top Female Collegiate Athlete in the country and was named by the Big-Ten Network as the top female athlete in conference history.

Suzy competed in the Barcelona, Atlanta, and Sydney Olympic Games and, as a professional, won seven USA National titles, set two American Records, and in 2000, was named USA Track & Field’s Female Distance Runner of the Year.

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Actors & Actresses, Athletes

Andreas Cahling

April 14, 2016
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Bodybuilder Andreas Cahling’s overall title win at the prestigious IFBB Professional Mr. International contest in 1980 represented not only the culmination of years of hard work and dedication on the part of the 27-year-old Swede, but also the beginning of a decade of athletic prominence. During the ten years that followed, Cahling — who began weight training at age 12 to improve his strength for wrestling and, upon moving to southern California in 1976, was a finalist at the AAU Mr. California and Mr. America competitions, as well as finishing in 2nd place at the IFBB Mr. World contest — never once missed being a finalist in international competitions, including high placings at both the IFBB World Grand Prix Finals and IFBB Pro World Championships.

In 2011, Andreas made a comeback to bodybuilding competitions, finishing 13th in the IFBB Masters Pro World and competing in his first Masters Mr. Olympia in 2012. Over the course of his illustrious career, Cahling’s legendary physique has graced the cover of hundreds of magazines, and his articles on training and nutrition have been featured in publications including FLEX magazine and Muscle & Fitness.

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Athletes, Television Personalities

Christina Lecuyer

September 17, 2015
Christina Lecuyer

Although the Lecuyer name has long been one of Canada’s biggest names in golf, and her two younger brothers have both had successful amateur and professional careers, Christina Lecuyer had no interest in playing the sport herself until the age of 18, when she was working at a country club and playing rounds with co-workers seemed like the only way to fit in. She picked up the intricacies of the game quickly, and when she entered her first tournament – the 2002 Edmonton Ladies Amateur Championship – a year later, she emerged victorious. Several other top finishes in Edmonton and Alberta tournaments attracted the attention of numerous college recruiters, and in 2003, Christina enrolled at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas.

Christina’s outstanding collegiate career included five tournament wins, 24 top ten finishes, First Team All-Conference honors from 2003 through 2006 and twice being recognized as the Southland Conference Golfer of the Week. She was a two-time All-American honorable mention and, after graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2007, ESPN selected Christina as a Second Team Academic All-American.

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Athletes

Michelle Jenneke

January 9, 2015
michelle jenneke

In July of 2012, Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke became a worldwide sensation when a video of her playful pre-race warm-up routine at the IAAF World Junior Championships went viral on YouTube. Born in Sydney, Australia, Jenneke began training as a hurdler at the age of 10 at the Cherrybrook Athletics Club, under the tutelage of coach Mick Zisti.

Jenneke competed in the Australian Junior Championships in March of 2010, finishing first in the 100m hurdles and helping to break the Australian record in the women’s sprint medley relay. Four months later, she represented Australia at the Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore, where she won the silver medal in the 100m hurdles. At the Australian Junior Championships in 2011, Jenneke finished first in the hurdles in the Under-20 group and, in April of that year, competed at the 89th Australian Athletics Championships, where she finished third, behind world champion Sally Pearson.

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