Journeys & Victories Archive

  • Felicity Aston's solo mission

    For British adventurer Felicity Aston, the first woman to ski across Antarctica alone and unaided, the hardest part of her 1,084-mile trek was conquering her fears.

    Mar 20 | By Julia Savacool

  • Wendy Booker pushing limits

    When Wendy Booker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, she feared the worst. Now, she is showing MS won't keep you from climbing the highest mountain, literally.

    Mar 16 9:27 AM ET | By Melissa Jacobs

  • Khadijah Rushdan's final shot

    For Rutgers fifth-year senior Khadijah Rushdan, it's all or nothing in this year's NCAA tournament. Preferably, all.

    Mar 14 | By Julia Savacool

  • Kristen Cameron fights back

    Former hockey All-American and college assistant Kristen Cameron was paralyzed in a bike accident in 2010. Now, she's working to reclaim her dream of coaching.

    Mar 13 | By Kaitee Daley

  • Liz Reap Carlson flying at 42

    Elite track cyclist Liz Reap Carlson, faster than ever at 42, has sped past obstacles to have a shot at the London Games.

    Mar 6 | By Michelle Hamilton

  • Angel Collinson skis for fun

    Angel Collinson was literally raised on the ski slopes, so it's no surprise she's built her career there. What is surprising? Despite her top-ranked status, she's not all about winning.

    Mar 1 | By Julia Savacool

  • Clearing every hurdle

    After barely missing out on the 2008 Olympics and battling postpartum depression, world-champion 400-meter hurdler Lashinda Demus is speeding toward London.

    Feb 23 | By Julia Savacool

  • Bringing women's soccer to India

    Soccer is a relatively foreign sport to India, especially for women. But a select few are trying to show that sports can be just as beneficial for young girls as boys.

    Feb 14 12:04 PM ET | By Awista Ayub

  • Call for mercy

    After two years of critical illness, hearing loss and injury, Purdue's Drey Mingo is petitioning the NCAA for a sixth season of eligibility.

    Feb 9 | By Adena Andrews

  • For the love of soccer

    In poverty-stricken Haiti, the Responsible Sexuality & Soccer program lets girls shine on the field and empowers them off it.

    Feb 1 | By Anthony Federico

  • Edge of glory

    It's been a year of setbacks for 12-year-old Jin Baseman, a rising star in figure skating, but her passion helps her take it all in stride.

    Jan 26 | By Julia Savacool

  • Comeback kid

    After a devastating Achilles tear last fall, 2008 Olympic gymnast Alicia Sacramone is rehabbing the injury in earnest -- and fighting for a spot on the London Olympic team.

    Jan 24 | By Julia Savacool

  • Equal footing

    Beginning with this weekend's men's Olympic race-walking trials, Erin Taylor-Talcott is trying to change the course of the women's sport one step at a time.

    Jan 19 | By Sarah Wassner Flynn

  • Gold is the goal

    Women's hockey defender Kacey Bellamy is eyeing a return trip to the Olympics in 2014, but says it won't mean much if the U.S. doesn't take the top spot on the podium.

    Jan 12 | By Julia Savacool

  • Marathon mom

    At 40, mother of three and part-time nurse Victoria Russell is faster than ever, and bound for the Olympic marathon trials.

    Jan 9 | By Sarah Wassner Flynn

  • Hurricane Ana packs a punch

    Champion boxer Ana "The Hurricane" Julaton has been taking her latest swings outside the ring as she knocks down the doors of inequality.

    Jan 2 | By Kathryn Bertine

  • Peak Performer

    Despite a serious heart condition and a neurological disease, adventure athlete Alison Levine is exploring the world -- and inspiring others along the way.

    Dec 27 | By Sarah Spain

  • Snow machine

    Nordic skiing isn't America's strong suit in winter sports, but three-time Olympian Kikkan Randall is working hard to change that.

    Dec 19 | By Rachel Sturtz

  • Big-time dreams

    For the Illinois sophomore, volleyball has provided a way out of one life and into another, thanks in no small part to the mentor she affectionately calls Dad.

    Dec 15 | By Julia Savacool

  • On the right track

    In bobsledding, as in life, the track is full of twists and turns. Good thing for Olympic hopeful Jazmine Fenlator that she's so good at keeping herself on course.

    Dec 12 | By Colleen Oakley

  • On point for London

    Neither race nor religion has kept Ibtihaj Muhammad from excelling at her sport of fencing. With the 2012 Olympics just around the corner, how far can she go?

    Dec 8 | By Hannah Storm/Brainstormin Productions

  • Making strides

    Abandoned at a Chinese orphanage after losing a leg, Scout Bassett has rebuilt her life to become a world-class paratriathlete.

    Dec 6 | By Leslie Goldman

  • Up in the air

    Olympic and X Games star Kelly Clark is creating opportunities for kids to follow in her footsteps -- and she's loving every minute of it.

    Nov 29 | By Vanessa Pierce

  • Douglas making her mark

    The 15-year-old was a surprise inclusion on the world championship team and could help the U.S. win again in London.

    Nov 21 | By Blythe Lawrence

  • On the ball

    Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis has been likened to Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore, two former UConn Huskies players who have gone on to illustrious WNBA careers.

    Nov 21 2:08 PM ET | By Hannah Storm/Brainstormin Productions