Rachel Sturtz

Rachel Sturtz

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Meet the Billie Jean King of Cycling

For decades professional bike racing has marginalized women riders and lagged behind nearly every major sport in promoting gender equality. Retired star Iris Slappendel is changing that.

Rachel Sturtz
Jul 24, 2019

Is the USOC Running a Sex Trafficking Ring?

A wide-ranging civil lawsuit alleges that the institution knew about serial abuse by Jean and Steven Lopez, implicating it in a system that allowed the sexual trafficking of four female athletes

Rachel Sturtz and Alex Heard
May 4, 2018

How Aaron Rice Skied 2.5 Million Feet—Uphill—in One Year

Utah Skier Aaron Rice set out to break a world record for skiing uphill. In December, 2.5 million vertical feet later, he broke it. Along the way, he learned a few things about setting an ambitious goal and staying motivated.

Rachel Sturtz
Feb 10, 2017

Unprotected

There’s a horror in the shadows of American competitive swimming: a continuing legacy of sexual abuse, usually involving male coaches who prey on young women—and a governing body that looks the other way.

Rachel Sturtz
Mar 7, 2014

Morgan Beck Miller mostly kept quiet about the bitter custody battle consuming her and her husband Bode. Until she didn't.

Rachel Sturtz
Nov 26, 2013

Bode Miller's No Good, Terrible Year

Bode Miller (skier) and Morgan Beck (volleyballer) have had a few rough moments as a couple, including a bitter child-custody battle with an ex-girlfriend and the death of his younger brother, Chelone. But as Bode plunges into the most ambitious ski season of his career, he’s already met his match—a woman who, like him, seems to thrive on a little craziness.

Rachel Sturtz
Nov 26, 2013