Justin Gatlin: Success Takes Hard Work and Second Chances

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With all his drug tests coming up negative, Olympic sprinter Justin Gatlin’s expected success just might be a classic case of old-fashioned hard work and second chances.

Paul Coffey: On Greatness

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“Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top.” –Paul Coffey ♦◊♦ The Good Men Project’s On Greatness brings you the most inspiring quotes and related imagery from the world of sports. Join us! If you have a favorite sports quote, please send us […]

Runner’s Highjinks

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Christopher White looks at whether “runner’s high” is real or just a gimmick from the era of lava lamps and moon rocks.

Leadership Lessons I Learned From Basketball

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Years playing basketball taught Patrick Sallee some lessons on leadership that will up your game off the court.

Greener Pastures

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Ultramarathons and long-distance running used to be the sport of a few fringe lunatics, says Christopher White. But not anymore.

I Had to Run Away From My Problems Before I Could Face Them

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Faced with feeling like he had nowhere to go, Cameron started running. He stopped on a California freeway.

How Much Is Enough?

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Have youth sports become too much for our children?

6 Similarities Between LeBron James Finals Performance and My Stay at Home Wife/Mom

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Even though his team lost, Travis Scott walked away with a new appreciation for his wife.

Why We Run #29: Because It’s Here

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I’m not running away from something. I’m running up and over something: mountains (real or imagined) that stand in my way.

William James: On Greatness

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“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.” –William James ♦◊♦ The Good Men Project’s On Greatness brings you the most inspiring quotes and related imagery from the world of sports. Join us! If you have a favorite sports quote, please send us your submission via email […]

The Greatest Enemy of Success is Mediocrity: A Lesson From LeBron James

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In defeat, Lebron James taught a valuable lesson about your work and life. — That’s a level of honesty we rarely hear from superstar athletes. After the Cavaliers had lost game six and the NBA Finals championship to the Warriors, a reporter asked an exhausted and defeated LeBron James whether it’s all worth it or if he had satisfaction in the process. […]

Four Choices You Can Make To Become A Better Father

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Keola Birano shares advice — and his own painful experience — on what to do when you don’t have a good father figure in your life.

To My Dad: Wanting More

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After Kelly Lytle’s father died, he wanted something more from the relationship — and it threatened to ruin his memories of this great man and athlete.

Why We Run #28: To Remember Who I Am

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I run to remember who I am and where I came from.

LeBron James–The Real Decision

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If LeBron decides to adapt his game to whatever the team needs—scoring, rebounding, defense, or passing—then Cleveland has a great chance of winning.

Girls’ Softball – And Being a Man

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Paul Schneider explains why coaching gives him another chance to stay connected to his kids and to teach them what he loves most about the game.