One fought off a vicious attack to run again on her own terms. Others forged new paths in the wake of life-altering diagnoses. And then there’s the father whose grief blended with joy as he crossed the finish line with a living reminder of the daughter he’d lost. My job introduces me to so many amazing athletes every year, and 2017 was no exception. Here—in no particular order—are seven of the stories that have stuck with me this year. Read the full article on aSweatLife.com.