Aug 10 2012

National S'mores Day

Happy National S'mores Day: 17 Gooey Marshmallow Desserts. abc News 

Isn't everything better with bacon? Gaijin Noodle + Sake House uses bacon covered in chocolate, toasted marshmallows and graham crackers in their popular dessert.

Yum! Celebrate National S'mores Day. abc15

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Aug 09 2012

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings: Friendship, Gold Medal, Retirement

Misty May-Treanor on Kerri Walsh Jennings: 'I will never leave her side.' TODAY 

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The USA win at beach volleyball Wednesday night at the London Olympics marked the end of a legacy, but not of the enduring friendship between Misty May-Treanor and partner Kerri Walsh Jennings. Still, when the pair stood on the podium to accept the gold together, they knew it was for the last time. May-Treanor, who has played with Walsh Jennings for over a decade, will be retiring.

It was the third time May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings stood side-by-side to accept gold. The win in London wraps up a Olympic career that has led to a perfect record of 21 wins and no losses, with the pair losing only one set in all of their Olympic competitions. “We played the toughest competition in the world and we’ve withstood every challenge to be hanging out on top,” Walsh Jennings told TODAY's Matt Lauer.  

Even though Wednesday was the last time the world will see the two spike on the sand, their partnership is far from over. May-Treanor, who said she's ready for her next journey, said that “I will never leave [Walsh Jennings’] side." She called her time in London "emotional," but added, "I think we learn so much about everything outside of volleyball.

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Aug 09 2012

Running for My Life

Running for My Life: A True Story. Huffington Post written by Lopez Lomong 

I saw the fluid motion of Michael Johnson racing across the TV screen, and over the finish line. He had just won the gold and set the world record for the 400m dash. It was the first time I had ever seen a TV. I didn't know it at the time, but this experience would change my life. The race was special enough, but it was what happened minutest later that truly affected me. As Michael stepped up on a tiered box and received a gold medal around his neck, he cried.

In Africa men don't cry. I was shocked- he had just won the race and a gold medal. I could not fathom what could draw such a powerful emotion from this man. I heard the national anthem play and saw the American flag raised high. As a "Lost Boy" in no-mans-land without a family or a country, I began to wonder at the incredible pride he had for America and tried to fathom what kind of place it must be to bring the fastest man in the world to tears.

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Other articles written by Lopez Lomong about his story.

I Was Running for My Life, Now I Run for Team USA

Running for my Life: A True Story (Part III)

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