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Before Julie Culley became a professional runner and Olympic finalist in track and field with an athletic apparel and shoe sponsor, she was a recent Rutgers University graduate just hoping to run faster than she did in college. For the first year of her professional running career around 2006, she ran unattached and did not […]
In a video clip recently aired on Tennis Channel, Logan West balances a tennis ball on the butt cap of his racket. West then drops his racket, and as it makes contact with the court, the ball ricochets straight up. While the ball is in the air, West catches his racket and serves the ball […]
Frances Tiafoe has given up trying to figure out how he contracted the novel coronavirus that led to a positive COVID-19 test last month. He could have gotten it at the airport in late June, when he flew from Florida, where he was training, to Georgia, to compete at the All-American Team Cup tennis tournament […]
Keira D’Amato’s fourth grade teacher didn’t think she was being ambitious enough. As part of a class assignment at Waples Mill Elementary School in Oakton, the teacher asked students to draw a picture and write down what they wanted to be when they grew up. D’Amato’s goal was simple: She dreamed of becoming a professional […]
Home Gym is a series by City Paper writers looking at the different ways D.C. is working out during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly two months ago, I reached out to Tom Brumlik, the head coach of the D.C.-based District Track Club, and asked if he could send me a workout. I wanted to see how his […]