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Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine and — ESPN
As seen in:  ESPN, New York Times

Senior Writer for @ESPN & @ESPNMag. NYT Bestselling Author of First Off the Tee, Her Way & Wonder Girl. Curator of The Sunday Long Read. Bourbon sipper.

"Why's this so good?" No. 76: William Nack and "Pure Heart" — I still remember where I was-sitting in a dive bar in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., trying to tune out the noise from the beach bums and a jukebox blaring Madonna and the Bangles-when I read these words: Just before noon the horse was led haltingly into a van next to the stallion barn, and there a concentrated barbiturate was injected into his jugular....

Diana Nyad Puts Early End to Cuba-to-Florida Swim — MIAMI - Three miles off Havana on Sunday evening, the Florida Straits were still glasslike when the 61-year-old marathon swimmer Diana Nyad felt her right shoulder seize up with pain. But she kept swimming. At 1:30 p.m. Monday, with the ocean swells now buffeting her, Ms. Nyad was struck by an asthma attack, her first ever, and struggled to breathe.
May 25, 2015

@dirkchatelain Jenkins is an ace. So is Kirkpatrick-- and many others... So much talent.

May 25, 2015

My ode to Nack's "Pure Heart." My SI lineup: Deford, Kram, Smith, Nack, Montville, Price, Reilly, Hoffer, Lidz…

May 25, 2015

One Man’s Millions Turned a Community Around in Florida. An inspirational story by @LizetteNYT:

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