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HER Athletes

Meet HER Athletes

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make the U.S. Olympic team? Check out the advice these inspirational athletes give on how you can join them in feeling like a top-caliber athlete. Whether it be on a court, field, pool or track, our inspiring HER athletes are always striving to improve their talents and have their eyes set on representing the U.S. in this summer's Olympic games. Check out the stories behind their success and their tips to all women, here.

U.S.A. BMX Cyclist Goes Against Odds to Lead Country

U.S.A. BMX Cyclist Goes Against Odds to Lead Country

U.S. BMX Cyclist Arielle Martin was once told she would never compete again, but she now has her eyes set on bringing home a medal at this year’s summer Olympics.

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U.S.A. Women's Javelin Record Holder Conquers Challenges and Sets New Goals

U.S.A. Women's Javelin Record Holder Conquers Challenges and Sets New Goals

U.S.A. Women’s javelin thrower Kara Patterson lives to conquer challenges and looks forward to doing just that at this year’s summer Olympics.

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U.S.A. Women’s Field Hockey Athlete Jesse Gey Shares 2008 Olympic Journey and 2012 Hopes

U.S.A. Women’s Field Hockey Athlete Jesse Gey Shares 2008 Olympic Journey and 2012 Hopes

U.S.A. women’s field hockey athlete Jesse Gey is looking to take home her first Olympic medal at the upcoming summer Olympics.

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U.S.A. Women's Hammer Thrower Britney Henry Shares Motivation for Olympic Trials

U.S.A. Women's Hammer Thrower Britney Henry Shares Motivation for Olympic Trials

U.S.A. Women’s Hammer Thrower Britney Henry has her eyes set on performing her best at the Olympic trials this June.

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U.S.A. Women's Triple-Jumper Crystal Manning Shares Inspiration as Top Athlete

U.S.A. Women's Triple-Jumper Crystal Manning Shares Inspiration as Top Athlete

U.S.A. Women’s Track and Field athlete Crystal Manning knows what it takes to start new health habits and make a lifestyle change.

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True Olympic Character

True Olympic Character

My impressions of the Olympic spirit were forever changed on August 5, 1984, at the very first women’s Olympic marathon. I had long ago become an Olympic junkie, and my admiration of world-class athletes was firmly established, but not until that day did I truly understood what sportsmanship was all about.

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U.S. Record-Holder Swims to Success After Paralysis

U.S. Record-Holder Swims to Success After Paralysis

Mallory Weggemann would be the first to tell anyone that perseverance and hard work go a long way.

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Make Every Day Your Olympics

Make Every Day Your Olympics

As the athletes head to the Olympic Games in London in a short few weeks, most of them realize they have one shot at success. Some Olympians have a few hours to pull off the feat of bringing home an Olympic medal.

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5 Tips For A Healthy Body This Summer

5 Tips For A Healthy Body This Summer

In most parts of the nation, spring is slowly turning into summer and soon schools will be out, leading many to take a much-deserved vacation.

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Find the Best Fitness Routine for You

Find the Best Fitness Routine for You

At the start of the New Year, many people will add "getting in shape" to their resolution list. In fact, according to WebMD, about 33 percent of all people who make a New Year's resolution will include losing weight on their list. And about 15 percent of them aim to start some sort of fitness routine as part of their resolution.

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The First Step to Climbing Your Mountain

The First Step to Climbing Your Mountain

When I started college, I had just broken onto the World Cup skiing scene, so I decided to pursue both ventures at the same time. The prospect of trying to find success in both skiing and academics was daunting. Getting through four years of school while trying to qualify for the Olympics was not an easy task. I just had to focus on each step as I encountered it. I put my full attention into academics when I was at school, and my full attention into athletics when I was skiing. I found the focus helped me excel in both areas, and prevented me from having a breakdown on the journey to reaching both my goals.

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