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Kavitha Davidson reports on the rise of COVID-related anxiety, depression and suicide among youth athletes. Andrea Kremer talks with Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray, who's using his event planning skills to organize major vaccine sites in Massachusetts. And Mary Carillo profiles The Barkley Marathons, the most sadistic race on the planet.

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March 2021

Bryant Gumbel hosts a panel about reforming college athletics with Senator Cory Booker and former NCAA investigator Tim Nevius. Mary Carillo visits with former NBA star Jayson Williams, who after overcoming his own tortured past has dedicated his life to helping others. And Soledad O’Brien talks to Oksana Masters about her miraculous journey from being an orphan to becoming a Paralympian.

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February 2021

Bryant Gumbel explores the NFL’s lack of diversity in its coaching ranks. David Scott examines the impact Covid-19 continues to have on youth sports. Jon Frankel meets with extreme athlete Wim Hof to witness his ability to withstand the cold. And Soledad O’Brien re-visits with chess revolutionary Rex Sinquefield, who grew from an orphan boy into a billionaire.

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January 2021

Mary Carillo details stories of COVID "long haulers," athletes who continue to suffer debilitating symptoms months after contracting the virus. Jon Frankel visits a group of Minneapolis police officers who coached a high school football team to victory while mending a community. Plus, a look at Nike’s controversial "Oregon Project."

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