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Some of the best swimmers at this weekend's Missouri Grand Prix say life changes during the years they aren't preparing for an Olympic competition.
Missouri swimmer Lauren Lavigna finished second in the women's 200-meter backstroke during Day 3 of the 2009 Missouri Grand Prix. Mary Descenza won the race as well as the women's 200-meter butterfly for her fourth and fifth gold medals of the event.
The second Polar Bear Plunge event raised more than $32,000 for Special Olympics Missouri.
There were 285 brave souls who braved the frigid 33-degree waters of Stephens Lake on Saturday.
Missouri junior Martin Cernansky and seniors Ted Harris and Gilad Kaufman reach their respective finals. Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte won the men's 400-meter individual medley.
The third annual Missouri Grand Prix swimming event runs Friday through Monday at the MU Student Recreational Complex.
Here's everything you need to know about the Missouri Grand Prix swimming event this weekend.
Former Missouri wrestler Ben Askren was confident he could fight as well as he could wrestle. He was right. Saturday in Columbia, he quickly defeated his first opponent in a mixed martial arts match.
St. Charles Vikings coach Keith Marcks is a role model for his seventh-grade boys basketball team. Not only does he voluntarily coach this team, but he also holds a full time job and is a father to five children, two of whom have been diagnosed with Autism.
MU students can be hopeful that Stankowski Field will be renovated this summer and new turf will be ready for play when they return back to school next fall.
Win For Columbia will host its 12th Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday. The event will feature guest speaker, Nikki Stone, who won a gold medal at the 1998 Olympics in Japan for inverted aerial skiing.
Matt Dreier and Nicole Mello won the 5K run/walk to kick off Columbia's First Night celebrations Wednesday afternoon downtown.
People using Accelerated Recovery Performance, which sends electrical currents into the muscles, say the device helps cure injuries 30 percent faster than typical physical therapy and gets people back into the shape they once were quickly.
Pickleball began in a congressman’s backyard in Washington in 1965. The family wanted to create a new game, and after a few trials and errors created one that combined tennis, badminton and ping-pong.
While most parents had just one or two kids competing in the Show-Me State 3v3 Soccer Tournament at MU's Stankowski Field over the weekend, Stan Porter had 42. As head coach of the Hurricanes competitive soccer club in Waynesville, Porter says he views each of his players as an adopted child.
The 29-year-old Columbia native made it as interesting as he could, winning both the Nationwide race Saturday and the season-ending Sprint Cup event less than 24 hours later in his long-shot bid to catch Jimmie Johnson. It just wasn’t enough.
Neither snow flurries nor the fact that Halloween was fifteen days past could ward off the zombies, Jokers, and other costumed runners taking part in the Cross Country Xtreme run held at Midway Sandbar on Saturday.
Preacher Roe, a baseball player who had a 12-year career with the Dodgers, Pittsburgh and St. Louis died Sunday in West Plains. He was a four-time All-Star and a revered member of "The Boys of Summer" in Brooklyn.
Columbia native Carl Edwards is closing on two-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson after winning the past two races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Columbia native Carl Edwards is hoping to keep Jimmie Johnson from winning a record-tying third straight NASCAR Cup title. Edwards victory Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway keeps his chances alive with two races left in the season.