Achim Aretz holds the Guinness World Record for running the half marathon, backward. But now, the 27-year-old German athlete says he's tired of doing something almost no one else does and wants to head in a new direction. Reporter Caitlan Carroll caught up with him in Hannover, Germany.
This week while running in the Iditarod dog sled race, Scott Janssen's 9-year-old husky Marshall collapsed. He looked to be dead. But Janssen saved the dog, who now seems to be good as new. The funeral director isn't used to doing that kind of thing.
March Madness is the biggest month in college basketball. But the madness can start long before students get to college. Some coaches with little or no experience recruit kids as young as eight, dangling big dreams in front of families. Host Michel Martin speaks with George Dohrmann about his book Play Their Hearts Out.
When he had dinner in North Carolina the other night, the NFL quarterback added $200 to a bill that already had a big gratuity tacked on. But the 50 percent tip didn't work out so great for the waiter after he put a photo of the bill online.
Player safety and head injuries were top issues during last year's National Football League lockout. So the news of a bounty system that rewarded players for injuring opponents has people wondering who's to blame for the brutality in football, and whether fans share the responsibility. Host Michel Martin talks with ethicist Jack Marshall.
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