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Go Team USA: Inspiring Books to Get You in the 2016 Summer Olympics Spirit!

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Ahhh, the Olympics: the magical time of year when you’re allowed to chant “USA! USA! USA!” un-ironically with your face painted like Old Glory. But while this week marks the kick off of the 2016 Summer Olympics, this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro seem a little different, amidst controversy about the water in Rio, concerns about the Zika Virus, debates about nation-wide bans due to doping and anxiety over event security, these Games seem more than a little hectic and apprehensive. Despite the (valid) trepidations many have over the Summer Olympic Games, fundamentally, the Olympics are a time to celebrate. The world is already pretty crazy, so it’s helpful to remember that people are, in fact, capable of coming…

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Spartan Up! Trulia Co-Founder Sami Inkinen Conquers the Rowing Waters

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Who takes on a task like rowing across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco, California to Hawaii? Trulia co-founder Sam Inkinen and his wife, Meredith, do. After rowing 2,750 miles over 45 days, the two learned some incredibly valuable lessons about their health and the real truth behind those “athlete foods” (read: sugar and carbs). Inkinen talks with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, about his battle with prediabetes, how he changed his eating habits and how he conquered the Pacific Ocean one paddle at a time. For more, watch the Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all…

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