It's been a year of big stories on MileSplit.
From coaches retiring and athletes succeeding, to the most difficult of tragedies and other unfortunate moments that left some learning lessons about life.
Some of the best stories over 2018 were told in Kansas, where history, insight, coaching and reflection combined to set the stage for wonderful narrative and our only story over 1-million reads.
Others continued to shine, like Lauren Fleshman's letter to her younger self, back from 2017, and a new letter from a high school junior found itself in the top five.
Check out all the big stories from 2018 in the slideshow.