The Best American Sports Writing, an anthology published by Houghton Mifflin, presents 20 outstanding sports stories that appeared during the previous year. Six of my stories have been chosen for the prestigious collection:
"Duel in the Sun"
The story of Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and the 1982 Boston Marathon
"Team Hoyt Starts Again"
An intimate look at the amazing, inspiring father-son duo
"Following Terry Fox"
The legendary man who ran halfway across Canada on a prosthetic leg
The hidden, heartbreaking story behind the father of the running boom
"Zilong Wang and the Cosmic Tale of the White Dragon Horse and the Karmic Moonbeams of Destiny that Restored All Faith in Humanity"
A young man from China pedals into the heart of America
Some of my stories that aren't about sports:
"Unemployment: The Theme Park"
A Rust Belt city reimagined.
What one man can do for Pittsburgh
"The Dimensions of Ping Fu"
A remarkable woman rises out of China
Stories that contributed to the national conversation:
An American doper confesses
The ballad of Mirna Valerio
"So you're a Young Black South African and You Want to Sail Around the World"
The title says it all
"The Volcano Runners"
Running and the soul of Mexico
"Dave Scott, Mere Mortal"
A portrait of the original Ironman
"Regarding Eddy Merckx"
A profile of the world's greatest cyclist