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Whitney Engen:

An Olympian, WPS Champ, 2011 WPS Defender of the Year, FA WSL Champ, Champions League runner-up and World Cup Champion.

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Greats Of The Game - David Beckham, Midfielder

He is the first English player to win league titles in four countries: England, Spain, the United States and France.

Known for his range of passing, crossing ability and bending free-kicks as a right winger, Beckham was runner up in the Ballon d'Or, twice runner-up for FIFA World Player of the Year and in 2004 he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players. He was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2008. A global ambassador for the sport, Beckham is regarded as a British cultural icon.

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Ghost in the Shell

I want to clarify this movie for my followers who commented on my last post about it.

Ghost in the Shell is not an action movie. While there are action elements in the movie, extremely well done action, the movie deals with very interesting concepts and ideas about Humanity and individuality. This is a beautifully dressed Human drama/thriller.

This movie was so interesting to me and I loved all of it, but I don’t think everyone is going to like it. I’ve never seen any of the Anime, so for all I know this is just completely shitting on the source material. But I loved it. And I really want to watch the 1995 film.

I know a lot of people are unhappy about Scarlett Johansson being cast in the role. And all ill say, to avoid spoilers, is they address it and handle it very well. And frankly, Scarlett Johansson did a really good job.

This movie is also stunningly beautiful. I saw it in 3D, and it was so worth it. It reminded me of Blade runner. The world was beautiful. The Animation was impeccable.

I throughly enjoyed this movie, and it’s sorta opened me up to Anime now. So I’m on the hunt for the 1995 film. I highly recommend this movie. It was a fun time.

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Don Kardong’s “The Best and the Tightest” in Runner’s World (Sept. 1989).

“I had also resolved on of the biggest, most emotional battles in running. Should shorts be worn over tights or not?

‘If we’re going to be wearing these things,’ I told my running partners, ‘We’re going all the way. No shorts on top.’ And so we ran, a pack of tights through the nights and then then, finally, in the full blazing light of day. And people around town stopped and stared as we ran by. Now what were these runners up to?

And thus it happened, Tights, sneaking into our sport…Our world was changed forever.”

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how could i forget one of the most memorable (you could even go so far as to say ‘precious’) subjects of all.  to close the short lived 'run of olympians i’ve shot’ i almost overlooked the day i spent with Louie Zamperini at his grand house in the Hollywood Hills. Louie ran distance in the 1936 Olympics.  but Louie’s story is much richer than that.  his is a life that’s nearly stranger than fiction and is in fact the subject of a best selling book “Unbroken”.  

that’s one of 7 Olympic torches he’s carried in the 1st photo.  somehow, he’s been granted the privilege of keeping them all.  when you’re a real man like Zamperini is, people make such exceptions for you.

shot for Runner’s World in Louie’s home - 10/2010

“Some people create with words, or with music, or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, ‘I’ve never seen anyone run like that before.’ It’s more than just a race, it’s a style. It’s doing something better than everyone else. It’s being creative.”- Steve Prefontaine