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Fitness · News

The Wednesday Five: Champion Women

By Women's Voices For Change
This week, as we continue to celebrate the global trailblazing women making and breaking records at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, we've curated five groundbreaking TED Talks by women in sports, or as we like to call them, Champion Women. Their shared grit and determination as long-distance swimmers, tennis icons, paralympic record breakers, marathon builders for peace, and pro snowboarders, are sure to motivate and inspire.
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Books · Fitness

Book Briefs: Billie Jean King and a Midwife’s Memoir

By Elizabeth Willse
By Elizabeth Willse, Contributing Editor Billie Jean King: Pressure is a Privilege: Lessons I’ve Learned from Life and the Battle of the Sexes On Sept. 20, 1973, Billie Jean King competed against Bobby Riggs in a hard-fought Battle of the Sexes. Her victory not only made tennis history, but marked the beginning of a new era for women in sports…
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