ESPN 100: No. 26 -- Incredible Run
May 2, 2009
This story appears in the Dec. 14 issue of ESPN The Magazine.
Mine That Bird was a huge long shot in the Kentucky Derby. But as jockey Calvin Borel tells us, he knew he had a winner soon after the race started.
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The year in sports had electricity (Bolt's 9.58), controversy (see: Mannygate) and one Super finish. But what do you get when you add firsthand memories to a lot of questions about the world of sports in 2009? ESPN The Magazine's ESPN 100.
1.First Person: Usain Bolt outruns the world
2. First Person: James Harrison's pick-six caps off first half of Super Bowl XLIII
3-11. Quiz Questions
12. First Person: Y.E. Yang bests Tiger at PGA Championship
13. First Person: Michael Vick returns to the NFL
14-25. Quiz Questions
26. First Person: Mine That Bird pulls huge upset at Kentucky Derby
27. First Person: DeWayne Wise saves Mark Buehrle's perfect game
28. Twitter becomes athletes' mouthpiece, changing everything
29. First Person: Syracuse basketball takes UConn to a historic six overtimes
30-47. Quiz Questions
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61. First Person: LeBron James' buzzer-beater stuns Magic in Game 2
62-74. Quiz Questions
75. First Person: Anthony Napolitan's double front flip gets X Games buzzing
76-77. Quiz Questions
78. First Person: Xavier's Jordan Crawford dunks on LeBron James
79-89. Quiz Questions
90. Syracuse lacrosse squeaks by Cornell in NCAA Championship
91-100. Quiz Questions