A Track Coach's Legacy, Teenage Referee, 'Paddle To The Amazon'

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Cheryl Toussaint has been the meet director of the Colgate Women’s Games since 2014. (Courtesy Colgate Women’s Games)
Cheryl Toussaint took over for her former coach as meet director of the Colgate Women’s Games. (Courtesy of the Colgate Women’s Games)

As we enter mid-August and as the end of this program draws nearer, we’ve been thinking a bit about legacies. How do legacies — particularly in sports — get passed on? This week we’re starting with a story about a coaching legacy in women's track that spans three generations of runners. Also, a story about the teenage son of a legendary high school basketball coach who has developed a passion for ... refereeing. And we revisit a 12,000-mile "paddle to the Amazon." Join us!

Fast Runners And 'Warm Hugs': A Coach's Legacy Lives On In Brooklyn
Coach Fred Thompson knew former Olympian Cheryl Toussaint could take over for him.

A Canadian Family's Dangerous 12K-Mile 'Paddle To The Amazon'
The Starkells' journey put them at risk of malnutrition, drowning and execution.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Karen and Charlie discuss the latest on fall college sports, Serena vs. Venus XXXI and an MLB pitcher's unusual ejection.

His Parents Coach H.S. Hoops. But Jackson Ingalls Wanted To Ref
Ingalls' refereeing career began when he was just 10 years old.

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This program aired on August 15, 2020.


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