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Kristi Castlin

Olympic medalist and Atlanta native Kristi Castlin on that history-making sweep

In Rio, Kristi Castlin, Brianna Rollins, and Nia Ali, did something that no American female track and field athletes had done before—they swept an Olympic event, taking bronze, gold, and silver, respectively, in the 100-meter hurdles.. We recently caught up with Castlin, an Atlanta native, about her experiences in Rio, the power of #blackgirlsrock, and why she’s an outspoken advocate against gun violence.
Candace Hill

Candace Hill is the fastest girl alive

For Candace Hill, life is now divided into two eras: before the 10.98 and after the 10.98. Last June the Rockdale County high school junior ran a 100-meter sprint in Seattle in 10.98 seconds and became—officially—the fastest girl in the world.
Aleec Harris

Meet five Atlanta athletes with an unbeatable drive to succeed

These five Atlanta athletes represent a range of disciplines and abilities, but they’ve all got one thing in common—a staggering amount of determination, something that even the most casual exerciser could probably use more of.

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