Des Linden, Texas Western Rap, Wright Thompson And Golf

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Des Linden returns to Boston on April 15 looking to defend her 2018 Boston Marathon title. But in the year leading up to last year's competition, Linden almost abandoned elite running entirely. This week on Only A Game, Linden shares her journey. Plus, how a former ABC news correspondent in his 80s and a former college football walk-on honored the 1966 Texas Western basketball team in a rap. And Wright Thompson shares memories of Augusta National Golf Course and his late father. Join us!

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The Crisis Of Confidence That Nearly Ended Des Linden's Running Career
Less than a year before Des Linden won the 2018 Boston Marathon, she nearly abandoned her running career.

3 Stories: Canadian Women's Hockey League, Alliance For American Football, March Madness
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The Story Behind A Rap About The 1966 Texas Western Team
Last year, an octogenarian and a former college football walk-on one third his age teamed up to honor the 1966 Texas Western basketball team ... in rap.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Karen Given and Charlie Pierce discuss Duke’s absence from the Final Four, Steph Curry’s eyesight correction and the Minor League Baseball team that lets its fan choose walkup songs … for its opponents.

How The 1986 Masters Helped Wright Thompson Understand His Dad
ESPN senior writer Wright Thompson and his dad watched the 1986 Masters together. At first, he didn't understand all that it meant.

This program aired on April 6, 2019.


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