Every league, team and athlete has a story. Game after game, season after season, everyday dramas mark the road along the way. Walk-off home runs and threes at the buzzer. Fades to the end zone and goals in stoppage time. Aces on match point and reaching for the finish. After the championship trophy is hoisted, the story doesn’t end. For some athletes, the journey is just beginning.
Champions: 15 Inspiring Comeback Stories from Sports & Life recounts the true stories of top-tier competitors whose greatest victories came against the fiercest of all opponents: life. Teenager Victoria Arlen emerged from a coma to set a world record in the 400-meter freestyle. Bob Love’s journey spanned from childhood poverty and bussing tables to the pro basketball ranks. Kyle Schwarber recovered from a torn ACL at the beginning of the Cubs 2016 season to power the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series championship in 108 years. These and a dozen other athletes will inspire you to overcome your own obstacles on the field and off as you pursue your dreams.