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Kathrine Switzer – Breaking Women’s Barriers for 50 Years!

Kathrine Switzer loved to run. And she loved challenges. So when her college coach told her that a woman could not finish a (26.2 mile) marathon, she set out to prove him wrong! In 1967, Kathrine became the first woman ever to compete in the Boston Marathon. This was before the rules even allowed for…

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Kevin Hart – Hard Work, Fitness and Fun Lead to Success On and Off the Stage

You may know of actor and comedian Kevin Hart from movies like Jumanji or Captain Underpants. He is becoming one of the world’s most famous celebrities. But it is not his fame that impresses us.  It is his drive.  It is his hard work.  It is his desire to help others.  And it is the lessons…

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The Dutch Destroyer – 10 Year Old Lukas Kusters Legacy of Courage and Gratitude

Lukas Kusters grew up in Wilmington, Deleware loving the sport of football! He was so good at it that he became known by his team as “The Dutch Destroyer”.  His dream was to one day play in the National Football League (NFL) for his favorite team, the Philadelphia Eagles. When Lukas was just 9, he…

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JJ Watt – Dream Big, Work Hard, Help Others

Dream Big, Work Hard, Help Others.  Those words define NFL player JJ Watt’s approach to life and his recipe for success on and off the field.  Although JJ, who plays for the Houston Texans, is perhaps the best defensive player in the National Football League (NFL), he is just as focused on being the best…

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Every Kid Deserves a Bike! Teacher Katie Blomquist Makes it Happen for Entire School!

Katie Blomquist, a 1st grade teacher at Pepperhill Elementary School in North Charleston, South Carolina, learned last year that one of her students wanted a bike for his birthday.  But his parents could not afford it. So, like most other people that you will find here on InspireMyKids, she decided to do something about it!…

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6 Year Old Tommy Morrissey – One Armed Golfer Shows Nothing Is Impossible!

Tommy Morrissey loves to play golf. He is really, really, good at it. At only 6 years old, he is just getting started.  It is very unusual for someone so young to be so good! But that is just the start.  What is even more amazing, is that Tommy plays golf with one arm! You…

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Caleb Swanigan – From Homeless and Hopeless to The Best Hoopster In the Nation

Four years ago, Caleb Swanigan was an a overweight, homeless, teenager.  He weighed 360 pounds before he entered 8th grade. He grew up in Indiana and Utah, but rarely stayed in the same place long. In fact he went to four middle schools and nine elementary schools. But then, something changed.  He was adopted.  And his…

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Do One Thing: Motivate Others to Move!

Want to Make a Difference? Sure, it’s a big world out there, but you can start by stirring up some inspiration right in your own house, school, or neighborhood. In this new feature, InspireMyKids will be challenging you to do one thing that makes a positive change in the world–and giving you the goods on…

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Mikaela Shiffrin – USA's Youngest Ski Champion Did It With Hard Work

Mikaela Shiffrin is now a 21 year old girl from Colorado.  She is also the youngest World Cup ski champion in the history of the USA and a 3 time winner of the World Cup.  Yet, her goal has never been to win championships but just to keep getting better at what she does. So,…

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Aaron Rodgers – Underappreciated, Underdog, Unbelievable

For many years, Aaron Rodgers has been among the top rated quarterbacks in the National Football League. He is also a Super Bowl Champion and MVP. But his success did not come easy. In fact, Rodgers was not even offered a scholarship to play college football. And he almost quit football to study law. His…

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