The Best Writing On MileSplit From 2017

Over the course of 2017, we wrote stories of hope, ambition, resilience, tragedy, and inspiration. 

These stories described athletes, teams, coaches, moments, and the journey that it sometimes takes to become the best in your sport, or at the very least the best version of yourself. 

Capturing those moments was powerful.

But ultimately it also told us more about ourselves, and about what cross country or track and field sometimes mean to those athletes striving for more. Winning medals, championships, or even setting personal bests isn't always the most important outcome. 

Sometimes just getting on the track is what drives us. It's the opportunity that inspires us to become better than we were yesterday. 

Check out our best work from 2017, and let us know what you think. 

We can't wait to capture what the new year has to offer as well.